Dr Andreas Goebel, from the University’s Institute of Translational Medicine, explains: We found that patients experienced significant pain relief minutes after a placebo therapy, such as salt water injections, but unexpectedly at a later time, and even with repeated placebo applications, there was minimal or no impact on reducing the symptoms of the condition.”
The results suggest that CRPS will not improve naturally over time, and there is little fluctuation in the pain intensity of the condition.
“At least 50,000 new cases of CRPS are diagnosed in the United States annually.1 Although the incidence rate is subject to debate, a large epidemiologic study from The Netherlands involving 600,000 patients suggests an incidence of 26.2 per 100,000 individuals.”
“The researchers reported recent discoveries indicated there is an “autoimmune contribution,” to the condition, which often occurs after a small accident or surgery and causes pain that persists for several years.”
By Jacquelyn Gray | August 05, 2014
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I shared a similar article a bit ago to my Facebook and related pages. This one is 2 days old. It is a reminder that there is hope! ~T