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It’s hard to imagine a minor injury, like an ankle sprain, turning into a lifetime of pain. But it’s happening to as many as one million Americans. It’s a disease called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and doctors don’t know what causes it or how to cure it. Complex regional pain syndrome can be triggered by even the slightest injury to nerves or nerve endings.

According to Dr.Robert Schwartzman, who treats many CRPS patients, “There is no pain in medicine worse than this”.

It is thought than some patients may have a genetic propensity to the disease shich can be activated with even the slightest trauma.

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