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Hidden beneath the surface of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) If you want to know what it feels like to live with this condition . . . the answer can be found in CRPS / RSD Awareness World of Fire & Ice Graphics. Descriptions of how it "feels" to live with RSD/CRPS have been translated into graphic form in the hope it will help others understand what it's like to exist in our world. Physicians don’t know why it develops, but CRPS is a nerve disorder that usually occurs after a traumatic injury, surgery, sprain, fracture, infection or a period of immobilization. CRPS/RSD is said to be the most painful chronic disease that’s known today. On the McGill Pain Index it (Causalgia) scores 42 out of 50. How does that compare to other types of pain and/or chronic pain conditions? Arthritis pain is ranked about 18, Non-terminal Cancer pain at 24 and Chronic Back Pain is at 26. Natural labor and delivery of a 1st child is about 35. With a score of 40, the pain associated with the amputation of a digit is comes closest to matching the intensity or CRPS/RSD.