What is it?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a painful and long-lasting condition. CRPS usually causes severe, constant, burning pain in the affected arm or leg. The cause of CRPS remains unknown. However, this condition can be triggered by damage to nerve fibers in tissue that has been injured. Smoking is a risk factor for the condition.
How is it diagnosed?
There is no single test to confirm whether someone has CRPS. The diagnosis is made through observation of signs and symptoms.
How is it treated?
- Nerve blocks
- Other options include: Spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug pumps. Brain stimulation (rTMS) can also been used, and new therapies continue to emerge.
What can you expect?
The prognosis for each patient with CRPS responds differently to treatment. Most doctors believe that early treatment is helpful to limit the disability from CRPS. Contact us today for more information or fill out the form below for an appointment.
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