Month: October 2016

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) can come about in many ways. Usually, it occurs after an identifiable incident like surgery, stroke, or injury (a torn ligament, fracture, etc.). Excessive pain continues afterwards and can be triggered with or without a stimulus. We can’t pinpoint precisely why RSD/CRPS occurs, but it appears to be a result of a malfunctioning sympathetic nervous system (which is a part of the nervous system that control injury sites).