CRPS & the Snowball Effect: Sleep

Effects Of Sleep Deprivation

When you pull a rubber band to its furthest point, what happens? It breaks. But what if our bodies are that rubber band and our pain is constantly pulling our bodies needs and our lives we try to live in, in two different directions. Eventually something will give.

And at first, it’s painfully obvious to our friends and families that live with us. Our ability to sleep is going, going, gone! But…

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CRPS and the Snowball Effect: Depression

CRPS and the Snowball Effect: Depression

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After discussion with a life long migraine sufferer, my step mom, about the snowball effect with eyes she not only could agree, but also pointed out the direct correlation of the “Snowball effect” and depression.

Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Definition of depression

  • : a state of feeling sad

  • : a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and…

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CRPS and the Snowball Effect

CRPS and the Snowball Effect

With CRPS there are so many systems that can be effected and so many ways it can manifest uniquely for each patient. Making identification and treatment plans to be difficult to identify.

According to Wikipedia the snowball effect is:

a process that starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself, becoming larger (graver, more serious), and also perhaps potentially…

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