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

What is 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.

Recent Advances in 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

Pain Exposure Treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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 relief with spinal cord stimulators

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

A review of ketamine infusions for complex regional pain syndrome

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.

ketamine for CRPS

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

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