Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and fibromyalgia are similar in many ways. Both conditions are believed to be caused by abnormal function of the central nervous system. Although, both chronic pain disorders produce pain in patients, the pain differ in range and intensity. CRPS can be confused with fibromyalgia and both can also co-exist.
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a type of chronic pain condition that is believed to be a result of dysfunction in the peripheral or central nervous system. The usual features of the CRPS are changes in the color and temperature of the affected part. This is sometimes accompanied by burning pain, skin sensitivity, swelling, and sweating.