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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome course for Medical Doctors

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Pain Medicine RCA, British Pain Society

This session describes the types of CRPS, the criteria used for diagnosis, pathophysiology, principles of management and recent research on CRPS.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the occurrence of complex regional pain syndrome
  • Recognize the physiological processes associated with the condition, the types, the clinical manifestations and the diagnostic criteria for complex regional pain syndrome
  • List the interventions used to treat complex regional pain syndrome
  • Explain the role of multidisciplinary teams in the management of complex regional pain syndrome

The first description of what is now known as complex regional pain syndrome was documented during the American civil war in 1864 by Silas Weir Mitchell and his colleagues as 'causalgia' from the Greek words for heat and pain (kaûs(is) + algia). They described a pattern of a post-traumatic manifestation associated with oedema, discolouration, burning pain, sensory and movement disorders.

Instructors / Speakers
Rajesh Narendran,
Neuromodulation Fellow, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough

Since qualifying from Chennai, India in 1998, Rajesh Chella Narendran has worked Medicine and anaesthesia. He completed CCT in anaesthesia in 2013 with special interest in chronic pain and is now a neuromodulation fellow in James Cook University Hospital, Middlesborough.

Rajesh’s professional interests include anaesthesia, chronic pain with special interest in neuromodulation and Teaching.

Rajesh is a content author with the e-PAIN project.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome course for Medical Doctors
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Provider Type
Education Provider
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