In many ways, CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) is similar to phantom limb pain, but it gets fewer attention and less understanding than the latter. Chances are, few massage therapists would encounter clients/patients with CRPS as often as those with low back pain.
This issues covers the story of CRPS mostly from the perspective of one woman who have it since 2000. While her experience doesn't represent the majority of CRPS sufferers, it helps therapists get a general idea of what it is. Mais
Many patients & client seek massage therapy for pain relief, yet our profession's understanding of pain and touch is lacking. That's why our stories focus on these topics, including exercise and communication, to help us explain & understand what we're doing & why we feel pain.
These are complex topics, and we're here to tackle it. Mais