What Causes CRPS? Exploring The Neurological Disorder

The Role of The Nervous System in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

Neurological Disorder Defined – Disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system are classified as neurological.

Making The Connection Between The Nervous System, Brain, and Peripheral Neurons. The Peripheral Neurons which go through the Central Nervous System (CNS).

What does the nervous system control?

  • Pain
  • Sensitivity (Numbness, Tingling,)
  • Muscle Function
  • Sensation (Temperature, Texture)
  • Special senses, taste, touch, hearing
  • Sleep
  • Mental function (cognition)


Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?

These symptoms are carried through peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves are the network of nerves that lie outside of the nervous system. Peripheral nerves are nerves that run throughout the body (sensory nerves) carrying sensory information about pain, temperature, vibration, smells, and sounds to the spinal cord and then the brain. The other (motor nerves) carry impulse control for muscle movements from the brain to the spinal cord to the muscles.

 If sensory nerves are damaged, abnormal sensations may be felt, or sight or another sense may be lost. Numbness, tingling, burning, abnormal sensation, temperature, touch, and texture sensitivity are some other signs of impaired sensory nerves.

 If motor nerves are damaged, muscles may weaken or become paralyzed, or muscle dystrophy may take place.


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Reference: https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/brain,-spinal-cord,-and-nerve-disorders/symptoms-of-brain-spinal-cord-and-nerve-disorders/introduction-to-symptoms-of-brain-spinal-cord-and-nerve-disorders



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