If you were recently injured in a car accident or workplace accident, you may be grateful that the only injury you sustained was a broken bone. For many people, a broken bone can be set and allowed to heal, resulting in a full or nearly full recovery of function. In some cases, however, broken bones can cause secondary issues, such as nerve damage and chronic, long-term pain. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which can have lifelong impacts on a person, can develop after a broken bone due to trauma. Just when you think you're done healing, you start experiencing even worse pain.
The Times Union, March 9, 1997
Copyright 1997 The Hearst Corporation
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Whether your child was involved in a playground accident, a car crash or another traumatic incident, it's critical to ensure that his or her "minor injuries" really are minor.