You might be thinking what is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), or if you work with pain management patient you will probably know exactly what CRPS is and its difficulty to successfully treat.
Its one of those conditions that doesn't seem to be well known among nurses who don't come across patients with chronic pain conditions. Working with pain management patients I find when we have students on the ward, often this is the syndrome which they are asking about because this is generally the first time they have come across it.
Basically it is a neurological chronic pain condition with many implications for the individual suffering from it. If you want to know more about this condition, what exactly it is, how it is diagnosed and treated and what the prognosis is for these individuals check out my article on the Ausmed website, you can find the link to the article here.