I wanted to quickly share with you a very interesting article that I came across, regarding CRPS/RSD.
The title is called,“Researchers close in on Causes of CRPS”,by David Wild. Which was published on “Anesthesiologynews.com”, under Pain Medicine.
Here are two paragraphs from the article:
“CRPS is neuropathic in that there are characteristic neuropathic sensory abnormalities, but it also shows signs of central sensitization, inflammation, and autonomic and motor abnormalities,” Dr. Baron said.
One way of grouping CRPS patients is by looking at their distinct somatosensory dysfunctions, Dr. Baron said. Individuals with deficits in temperature detection but no allodynia, and with loss of small nerve fibers, innervation and nerve degeneration, can be classified as having a neuropathic disorder. A second cluster of patients can be seen as having central sensitization, with normal temperature sensitivity but severe mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia. A third patient cluster may have inflammatory CRPS, with deep hyperalgesia and heat hyperalgesia but no hyperalgesia to prick testing, Dr. Baron explained.”
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I’d love to hear your thoughts on this article, whether you are a CRPS fighter or not.
I personally feel that we are so close to finding SOMETHING! I am not sure what… But I do feel that we are so close to discovering something that will help those of us with CRPS, get our quality of life back (Maybe not 100%, but any relief, is good relief!)
CRPS fighters, what was your first thought after reading this article? Does it provide you with a little hope? Or do you feel like we are in the same position as before?
Anyhoot! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! And a low pain weekend. I know this winter weather is BRUTAL! But, spring is on its way! yay!
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