According to the National Institute of Health, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition characterized by continuous, intense pain that tends to worsen rather than improve with time.
The cause of complex regional pain syndrome is unknown and there is no known cure for the condition. Treatment, therefore, focuses on pain management through the use of medications, physical therapy, and nerve blocks.
Here are a few articles that may provide some insight into the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome.
Overview of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Dr. Joshua Prager, Director of the Center for the Rehabilitation of Pain Syndromes (CRPS) at UCLA Medical Plaza discusses complex regional pain syndrome.
Joshua Prager, MD, discusses recent advances in complex regional pain syndrome
Results For Aggressive Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Promising
A recent article about complex regional pain syndrom (CRPS) by Meent et al., published in PAIN, focused on using “pain exposure” physical therapy (PEPT) for the management of CRPS type 1 without the use of medication. Treatment …
Publish Date: 09/01/2011 15:01
Spinal Cord Stimulators Effective in Treatment of CRPS
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) type I is a pain syndrome which develops after what may appear to be a relatively minor injury usually involving the soft tissues. In distinction from CRPS type II, there is no direct injury …
Publish Date: 09/03/2011 11:48
Medications Used To Treat CRPS
An overview of ketamine infusions is presented by Dr. Joshua Prager, chair of the International Association for the study of Pain (IASP) group on sympathetically mediated pain.
Case Study: Ketamine for the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Joshua P. Prager, MD, MS Director, Center for Rehabilitation of Pain Syndromes (CRPS) UCLA
Do you have, or know someone who has, complex regional pain syndrome? What’s been your experience with this condition? Leave a comment below and share some of your thoughts. Your experiences may help someone searching for solutions to their problem.
Need more information? We have put together a Patient Guide that discusses complex regional pain syndrome in more detail. If you would like access to this informative and easy to understand Patient Guide, just click this link and we’ll make sure you get your copy today. Patients’ Guide To Complex Regional Pain Suyndrome
Before you go, do us a favor and click the like button to share this information with your friends on Facebook and (if you don’t mind) the +1 button to let Google know you liked what we have to say about back pain. We appreciate your willingness to help us get the word out.
And… don’t forget to reserve your seat to the next Virtual Back Pain Clinic webinar. The event is absolutely free. Register Here