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The role of the sympathetic nervous system in autonomic disturbances and “sympathetically maintained pain” in CRPS

Wasner, G., Drummond, P.D.ORCID: 0000-0002-3711-8737, Birklein, F. and Baron, R. (2001) The role of the sympathetic nervous system in autonomic disturbances and “sympathetically maintained pain” in CRPS. In: Harden, R.N., Baron, R. and Jänig, W., (eds.) Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. IASP Press, Seattle, pp. 89-118.


Book abstract
Pain associated with dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system has baffled clinicians and basic scientists alike. Its rich and complicated history continues to unfold within the context of a continuously expanding body of knowledge drawn from many disciplines. This volume illuminates the most recent advances in the study of the mechanisms underlying Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and sheds new light on approaches to diagnosis.
The complexity of this syndrome presents a challenge to both scientists and clinicians, and its management requires a multidisciplinary approach. The symposium that generated Complex Regional Pain Syndrome brought together a broad spectrum of internationally renowned specialists from diverse backgrounds, each of whom provides a piece of the overall puzzle. By integrating these contributions skillfully, the editors present a cohesive overview of the current status of CRPS research and diagnosis. The material presented in this book documents the latest knowledge available in our understanding of CRPS and introduces new diagnostic approaches. It will contribute to the development of new treatment strategies.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Psychology
Publisher: IASP Press
Copyright: International Association for the Study of Pain
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