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"Chronic Pain That Has No Name"

  • ABC News
  • (September 16, 2015)

After falling down and injuring his knee, 18-year old Sadaab Rahman was in so much pain he couldn’t leave his house. After visiting several doctors, he still had no idea what was causing the pain. Then he went to see Houman Danesh, MD, director of integrative pain management at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Danesh diagnosed Rahman with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). “Essentially, this is an overreaction to an injury,” Dr. Danesh said. “Sometimes your body becomes over-sensitized to pain, so a light touch could make you scream.” While the condition is rare, it is more common than many would think. Learn more