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National Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Awareness Month

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November 1 November 30 CDT

National Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Awareness Month, observed in November, is a time to increase awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, the need for a cure, and spur advocacy on behalf of those suffering with the emotional, financial and physical burden of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

National Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Awareness Month educates that Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain condition that most often affects one limb, usually after an injury. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is characterized by prolonged or excessive pain and changes in skin color, temperature, and/or swelling in the affected area.

CRPS symptoms vary in severity and duration, although some cases are mild and eventually go away. In more severe cases, individuals may not recover and may have long-term disability.

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Start:
November 1
End:
November 30