A 46-year-old female asked:
i have crps in left leg. have scs fitted but still in much pain. on crutches for 5 yrs due to this, which causes neck/arm pain. any ideas?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ritu Bhambhani answered
26 years experience Pain Management
Topical analgesic: Make sure that the scs is programmed to cover the painful area adequately. Also discuss the option of topical ketamine, Lidocaine and Clonidine with your pain specialist.
Answered on Jun 26, 2014
Dr. Marshall Bedder answered
37 years experience Pain Management
Tailored care needed: Today we have more options in wave forms and programming than we have ever had. The SCS should be treating your CRPS pain, you may need a new system that can better target this pain. The neck and arm pain is biomechanical. A PM&R physician and PT can work on correct gait training/ strengthening if you still need the crutches. If SCS is to be of value you should be able to give up your crutches.
Answered on Jun 10, 2017
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