Complex Regional Pain Syndome

Definition: CRPS is a severe chronic pain condition that occurs after an injury, surgery, or heart attack. The problem arises when both the peripheral and central nervous systems malfunction. This begins as an amplified pain cycle where the nerves are constantly misfiring and sending pain signals to the brain.

CRPS is considered the most extreme chronic pain condition to date.

In my blog post, CRPS Journey: Part One I dive deeper into the science behind CRPS.


It’s scary, isn’t it? The moment you’re diagnosed with something you’ve never heard of. Then, you Google to see what you can find and the first few results are terrifying. Seeing things like “the suicide disease” and “incurable” are enough to put anyone into panic mode. But I’m here to tell you that being diagnosed with CRPS does not spell out the end for you. There is hope for remission. There is hope to still live a full and happy life.

My goal here is to provide resources that I have personally vetted and background checked. These resources provide truth and understanding in regards to CRPS. I hope you find them as helpful as I have.


RSDSA Foundation: Should Physical Therapy Hurt? A discussion on PT and the differences between the Abbott Proclaim DRG Therapy vs Spinal Cord Stimulator.


Putting Out The Fire: New Hope For RSD/CRPS by: Dr. Katinka van der Merwe

True Grit and Grace: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph by: Amberly Lago


Baku Chiropractic – Denver, Colorado

The Spero Clinic – Fayetteville, Arkansas

RSDSA Foundation

CRPS Warriors Foundation

Burning Nights CRPS

Burning Limb Foundation


Hope For Chronic Pain with Dr. Katinka van der Merwe

True Grit and Grace with Amberly Lago