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1 Complex Regional Pain Disorder Case Study Sybrena Brackin Walden University
2 Complex Regional Pain Disorder Case Study This week’s assignment is a case study on a patient with complex regional pain disorder (CRPD). The assignment is to review the patients’ presenting symptoms and contributing patient factors and base the treatment on the findings. CRPD will be discussed, expected outcomes listed, and evidence-based support given for treatment decisions. CRPD, also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is a chronic disorder of the central nervous system that usually develops after an injury and mainly affects the distal extremities. A hallmark sign of the disorder is the reported pain is disproportionate to the injury. The symptoms can include pain, swelling, limited range of motion, and skin color and temperature changes 00000. The disorder usually requires long-term, intensive medical treatment, counseling, and physical therapy. The case scenario given is of a 43 year old white male that presents with complaints of right lower extremity pain that started 7 years ago after a fall onto his right hip. He was seen by

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