Does complex regional pain syndrome have anything to do with any other illnesses? Can some illnesses make you at higher risk of developing it?

This is a question that researchers are working on now. Since doctors don't know what causes complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), if they can find a connection to other illnesses, they may be able to figure it out. A recent study has found that there may be a connection between asthma and migraines, and CRPS. In both asthma and migraines, there can be swelling inside the body - and doctors are thinking that this may be one of the issues in CRPS as well.

Interestingly, the doctors also noticed that there may be a connection between osteoporosis and menstrual problems, and CRPS, but they don't know why yet.

At this point, they aren't saying that if you have a certain illness, you may be at higher risk of developing CRPS, but this is something they are working on.

M. de Mos, et al. Medical history and the onset if complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). In Pain. October 2008. Vol. 139. no. 2. Pp. 458-466.

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