Hope and Possibility

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is often challenging for both the patient and doctor. There are no official diagnostic tests for RSD/CRPS and many times other medical diagnoses must be ruled out before RSD/CRPS can be confirmed.

What is CRPS? Body in Mind

Simple Overview: NY Times

Medical Guidelines on Diagnosis

Pain rating scales must describe reality

There is now more acceptance of RSD/CRPS as one continuous disease rather than stages of progression. However with the wide range of how cases present themselves there is still a need for research improving the time it takes to be diagnosed.