Whatever happened to RSD?. Andrew Muir. History . 1872 Mitchell described a syndrome of causalgia: Limbs of American Civil War soldiers who sustained nerve injuries Burning pain, hyperaesthesia, trophic changes with glossy skin
The nomenclature of CRPS Types I, II was adopted after a Consensus Conference in 1993
Mao et al, Pain, 1995
A continuum from:
Icy cold, immobile, dripping with sweat, profound allodynia
Hey! The X-ray looks OK … so how come it still hurts?
Repeated temporary sympathectomies