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Customer Story of Hope: Jo Hewitt Advocates for CRPS

Posted by Tara Cohen on Aug, Wed 06, 2014

There’s a pain rating scale called the McGill Pain Index. This scale starts at zero (no pain) and goes up to 50. A bone fracture is around a 15. Natural childbirth without preparation ranks just below amputation of a finger or toe, and both rank below a 40. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), however, tops the list at a 42.  And unlike childbirth or a broken bone, things with set beginnings and ends, CRPS never goes away.

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Tags: McGill Pain Index, CRPS, RSD, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, CRPS medical ID, RSD medical ID, CRPS medical alert, RSD medical alert

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