Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – Diagnosis and Treatments

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) - Diagnosis and Treatments- Apex Pain SpecialistsIndividuals suffering from complex regional pain syndrome have a variety of ailments that make day-to-day living difficult and often unbearable. CRPS is associated with chronic pain that typically initially affects one of the limbs (arm, leg, hand, or foot) and can spread throughout the body. Apex Pain Specialists, a Chandler pain practice, offers treatments which can provide relief of symptoms associated with CRPS. Chronic pain can adversely impact your job, relationships, and mental health. There are a number of treatments which can help improve your quality of life and functional capacity.

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Causes of CRPS

If you are experiencing chronic pain, it is necessary to establish a diagnosis. CRPS is a result of an abnormal physiologic response resulting from tissue injury. It can result from traumatic events such as surgery, a broken bone or even a minor abrasion leading to severe disabling pain.

Symptoms of CRPSChandler Pain Clinic- Apex Pain Specialists

The symptoms associated with complex regional pain syndrome vary in location and intensity. Patients often experience a constant sharp burning sensation which typically progresses with time. They can have localized temperature changes, skin changes, color changes, intense sensitivity to touch and impaired mobility of the affected area.

Treatment of CRPS

There are multiple treatments available for CRPS. Scheduling an appointment with Apex Pain Specialists is a great way to determine a personalized course of action. Physician administered treatments can include sympathetic nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, and prescribed corticosteroids. Topical anesthetic creams can also be useful.

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Using Creams

Topical creams containing low dose pain relievers and anti-inflammatories can be useful for treating CRPS. Many effective creams will come advised by a physician and will require a prescription. Topical creams can be popular because they are not likely to cause dependencies or cognitive impairments. If you find that topical creams are helping to provide pain relief, consider using them as often as the dosage allows.Apex Pain Specialists

Determine if treatment for CRPS is right for you by calling the pain management clinic at Apex Pain Specialists at (480) 820-7246. Drs. Massrour and Reddy have extensive experience with the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of pain. Return to a healthy, active life