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October 3, 2015

Vitamin C May Prevent CRPS Chronic Pain Syndrome



Sharing a chronic pain resource, Princess in the Tower, while educating myself on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD),.

Thought I'd share an informative post talking about this really difficult pain syndrome, ranked as one of the most painful medical conditions known in the scientific literature.  CRPS symptoms include "burning pain, increased sensitivity to all stimuli, and sensations of pain in response to normally non-painful stimuli including: light touch, a breeze, sound, vibration, bright lights and more." (Birklein et al., 2000; Wasner et al., 2003).

It is believed CRPS is more likely to occur following an injury that accompanies severe emotional trauma, such as rape or assault.

According to the post, research recommends that, to prevent an injury from developing into CRPS, take 1000mg/day Vitamin C every day following a sprain or strain.



Sandy Andrews, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist who practices CBT in Austin, Texas