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An uncommon but disability pain disorder.

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a group of symptoms which occurs very uncommonly after injury or surgery or prolonged joint immobilisation, and where excessive and non-typical pain is a prime feature.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

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