Mysterious Syndrome Leaves Victims Feeling Serious Pain


painImagine waking up to pain that is so debilitating that it prevents you from walking. It’s happening to a growing number of people and often goes undiagnosed.

“I just got up one morning and the pain just started,” Daphne Cuebas recently told CBS 2′s Maurice Dubois.

The excruciating leg pain struck without warning and left Cuebas completely powerless.

“I can’t eat, I can’t sleep, I can’t function,” Cuebas said.

Alexandra Annaloro, 21, suffers from the same pain. She said sometimes her leg shakes so uncontrollably that she can barely walk.

“I can’t walk for 10 minutes. Once 10 minutes is up, I’m done,” she said. “There’s days that I cry a lot. It’s hard.”

Cuebas and Annaloro both suffer from a chronic illness called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS. It can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time.

“You can have a small injury like a sprain. You could walk and just miss a step or something like this and you can have a very, very debilitating pain that does not respond to treatment,” Dr. Sudhir Diwan said.

Diwan, a pain management specialist, called the disease mysterious and said it has no clear cause, which makes it even more difficult to diagnose.

CRPS is a disorder of the nervous system. It causes nerves to send constant pain signals to the brain.

“We call it cross-talking of the nerves,” Dr. Diwan said.

The disorder typically affects the arms and legs and causes burning, swelling, and sensitivity to the slightest touch.

Read more at CBS LOCAL.

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  1. Oh here we go. another “disability” that by its very nature is completely unverifiable. Another way to filch money from govt (meaning you and me) and insurance companies.

  2. This seems like classic TMS. TMS is a syndrome that was made public by DR. John Sarno. You can read his book, The Mindbody Prescription. It has healed me, and many many others.

  3. Actually, this is NOT Sarno’s TMS. It used to be called RSD, now it is called CRPS. Why? Because the doctors are learning more and more about it each day and have thus changed the name from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, to reflect the fact that it is now understood that this is about more than just the sympathetic nervous system. In fact, this used to be called “causalgia” and was reported in the medical literature after the Civil War, affecting soldiers with amputations and other blunt force or penetrating injuries. By comments here, it seems that some here consider themselves a ‘buki’ on what is going on with yenem. Interestingly, the doctors admit that they don’t know what causes it. When using the internet, learn how to use a search engine before posting comments that may involve onaas devorim and hurt those who may be struggling with health challenges. I had a tehillim list with a specific section of cholim who were diagnosed with this ailment. Hardly a joke or a figment of their imaginations.