U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 46-year-old member asked:

What has been found to be the best treatment for rsd/crps? how can one get sleep through the intense pain?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Pain control: Chronic pain will lead to insomnia and depression. The key is pain control. The usual pain killers and the commonly used morphine derivatives are not going to do it. You need special medications for neuropathic pain. There are effective strategies that can make your condition better and restore quality of life. Talk to a competent pain specialist.
Dr. Michael Gofeld
Pain Management 32 years experience
Structured program : The treatment is a combination of medications, aggressive physical therapy and invasive methods (nerve blocks, nerve stimulation). Common medications are Gabapentin or pregabalin, tricyclic antidepressants (improve sleep as well), muscle relaxants, etc.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jun 25, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.