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Can complex regional pain syndrome be prevented?

Although the best way to prevent complex regional pain syndrome is to avoid injury and trauma, you can also take a few steps to prevent complex regional pain syndrome after you've encountered an injury. Preventative measures have been identified in conjunction with two injuries. If you have a wrist fracture, taking vitamin C can help to keep complex pain injury at bay. And if you have a stroke, doctors believe getting up and moving around quickly can help you avoid complex regional pain syndrome.

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