Category: Chronic Pain

What is CRPS?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a disorder that causes pain, skin colour alterations and other sensations on specific parts of your body, often the arms, legs, hands and feet. CRPS symptoms may significantly influence the functionality of the afflicted limb, sleep, routine tasks and mental well-being. According to experts,…

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Chronic Pain Management

An excerpt from Master Your Chronic Pain: A Practical Guide by Dr Nicola Sherlock Turning Up and Down the Pain Volume Dial  Scientists can be heard saying that ‘our nervous system is plastic’, by which they mean that it can adapt and change. This ‘neuroplasticity’ is illustrated when a person…

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What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic or Persistent Pain Chronic and persistent pain are both medical terms, and they essentially mean the same thing. When I started my career, chronic pain was the term that was most commonly used by clinicians to describe pain that went on for a long period of time. More recently,…

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