Chronic Pain: 1/3 of Americans Live With It, According to IOM Report

For a decade after a 1982 ballet injury, Cynthia Toussaint was confined to her bed, writhing in pain from muscle spasms, unable to walk or to live a meaningful life. Crippled by an array of illnesses, including chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, the North Hollywood, Calif., singer and dancer was eventually diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS. The syndrome, then called reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or RSD, is neuropathic pain that moves from an injury site and...Full Story
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