Our mission is to facilitate and support research, either directly or indirectly, on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a chronic, neurological and immunological syndrome characterized primarily by severe pain.
Why an International Consortium?
CRPS is a relatively rare condition and treatment trials generally have been small N, single site pilot studies. Federal agencies that approve treatment (e.g., FDA in the US) and insurance payers do not consider preliminary, pilot, or case series type evidence. We need definitive trials.
Large, multi-site studies with appropriate levels are needed to advance research and the IRC will accomplish this through pooling of resources internationally for rapid and conclusive studies.