If you are on this page of our website, you may be suffering from excruciating pain resulting from trauma. You may have already been diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known by the names Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Causalgia, is a chronic pain condition that can affect any area of the body but typically causes severe pain in the extremities. Doctors are not sure what causes CRPS, but they have recognized two distinct potential causes. One version of the disease develops in the arms or legs after a minor injury. The other form of the disease develops after a nerve is injured directly. However it is caused, both forms of CRPS share the same key symptom: an intense burning that gets worse over time and spreads from the point of injury to the whole limb and sometimes to other limbs. Automobile insurance companies will many times ignore or marginalize a CRPS or RSD diagnosis. As attorneys, we have to communicate the debilitating nature of this injury and how it affects you. We can help you. If you have not yet been diagnosed with an ongoing pain condition, below are some general medical observations about the condition.