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What are the best pain treatment options for patients with complex regional pain syndrome?

What are the best pain treatment options for patients with complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS: Crps is a difficult condition to treat. Often, a combination of various therapies is necessary. It might include: - medication (anti-seizure, antidepressants, topical cream, pain killers...) - physical therapy, biofeedback - interventional therapies (sympathetic nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation. ..). ...Read more

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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other ...Read more


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Is there any one treatment that works for complex regional pain syndrome?

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Is there any one treatment that works for complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS treatment: Complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is a different condition to treat. The main focus of the treatment is to restore the function. Several treatments are available, including physical therapy, medications like topical cream, anti-seizure, ketamine or Lidocaine infusion, injections like sympathetic block and spinal cord stimulation. You should see a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to heals complex regional pain syndrome? I'm On a treatment plan but nighttime is the worst

Any tips on how to heals complex regional pain syndrome? I'm On a treatment plan but nighttime is the worst

CRPS: Please read below article from National Institute of Neurological disorder: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/detail_reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy. Htm hope this helps. ...Read more

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What would be a good treatment for complex regional pain syndrome, opioids&narc. Don't work. It's so painful. The burning pain is unimaginable.

What would be a good treatment for complex regional pain syndrome, opioids&narc. Don't work. It's so painful. The burning pain is unimaginable.

Tough to treat: But consider use of Lyrica, at high dose, Cymbalta, Savella, (milnacipran) nortryptyline, Stelazine, Gralise, Horizant, but also a couple of different opioids, such as Nucynta or Butrans patch. Some useful exercise programs may make a difference, and many physical therapists have this knowledge. Acupuncture and biofeedback may work. ...Read more

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How will therapy treat complex regional pain syndrome?

How will therapy treat complex regional pain syndrome?

Use: By normalizing the use of the affected extremity. The concept is called functional restoration, the therapist starts slow and helps you use your extremity as normally as possible. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms you get with complex regional pain syndrome?

See below: The symptoms include severe pain, usually in a limb, swelling, sometimes increased sweating of the limb, difficulty using the limb as well as severe sensitivity to things that would not usually cause pain like light touch, even the touch of clothing with a feeling like a sunburn. ...Read more

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My partner suffers from complex regional pain syndrome-- can it spread to me?

No: Complex regional pain syndrome is not known to be a contagious disease. You're safe! ...Read more

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What do you think about complex regional pain syndrome (crps) support?

Helpful if: Support is helpful if the group helps you deal with the problems of chronic pain and helps find solutions to the attendant problems. Groups are counterproductive if the members just complain, want validation, or just want to outdo one another with how miserable they are. People with this should to try to stay as active socially, at work, and at home as they can. Withdrawal leads to isolation. ...Read more

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Has anyone developed complex regional. Pain syndrome after a.C.Section?

Very rare: To my knowledge, there has only been one case report of crps like symptoms after cesarean section and this occurred in a woman that had history of crps in the upper arm. In this one case the symptoms resolved after an abdominal muscle block. ...Read more

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How effective is phenoxybenzamine (Dibenzyline) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How effective is phenoxybenzamine (Dibenzyline) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Worth a try: CRPS is often very difficult to control, and you may have to try several different approaches. In many of my patients, high dose opioids have been the ultimate choice. Try the Dibenzyline (phenoxybenzamine) and work closely with your doctor, and maybe that will be your solution. ...Read more

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How effective is clonidine (Catapres) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Catapres (clonidine) & CRPS: If your blood pressure is normal, you won't be able to handle even 0.1mg of catapres (clonidine). Will make you feel lethargic since it lowers blood pressure. This is the negative which I have thus far seen in my CRPS population. However, for the ones in whom it works, it is a great SEVEN DAYS time released neuropathic pain patch. I's much more ideal to change patch q 7 days than take pills every day! ...Read more

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How effective is gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How effective is gabapentin (Neurontin) for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Gabapentin: Is one of the most commonly used drugs for this and is effective. The dose can be titrated by your doctor to a dose that is effective for you, ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS: Complex regional pain syndrome is a condition lasting > 6 months which can affect the arm, leg, hand, or foot & usually occurs after an injury. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome?

Pain out of: Pain out of proportion to what would be anticipated. Cold maybe damp extremity, discoloration from lack of proper blood supply, and long standing my have shiny skin. ...Read more

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Can chemotherapy help/cure complex regional pain syndrome?

Can chemotherapy help/cure complex regional pain syndrome?

See details: Chemotherapy is a general term. Some meds may be helpful but meds used for cancer chemotherapy are not. ...Read more

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Is the swelling from Complex regional pain syndrome reversible?

Is the swelling from Complex regional pain syndrome reversible?

It can be: If you follow your doctor's medications, procedures and medications carefully, and also are persistent and compliant in occupational and/or physical therapy for an extended period. ...Read more

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Which doctors treat complex regional pain syndrome (RSD)?

Which doctors treat complex regional pain syndrome (RSD)?

See details: Rheumatologists, neurologists or pain specialists are all good choices ...Read more