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Dr. Muhammad Arif
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Causalgia (Overview)

Causalgia = burning pain related to damage to a peripheral nerve.


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What sort of disease is causalgia?

What sort of disease is causalgia?

Neurologic: Causalgia, now called complex regional pain disorder, is a poorly understood disorder of the nerves in the arms or legs. Most commonly it is brought on by physical trauma to an arm or leg that then becomes very painful to touch or to use, especially in the hand or foot. The pain can persist long after the original injury is healed. Early diagnosis helps but it remains difficult to treat or cure. ...Read more

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Dr. Muhammad Arif
32 doctors shared insights

Causalgia (Overview)

Causalgia = burning pain related to damage to a peripheral nerve.


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What are the symptoms of causalgia?

What are the symptoms of causalgia?

Causalgia: Causalgia is an old term for a condition now called complex regional pain syndrome type one. This begins with some type of nerve injury. There is a great deal of pain as well as swelling in the involved limb, sensitivity to even light touch and abnormalities in sweating of the affected extremity. The condition is poorly understood. The mainstay of treatment is aggressive physical therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Batt Dr. Batt
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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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What are the tests for causalgia?

See below: There are no specific tests for causalgia which is an old term for what is not referred to as complex regional pain syndrome. In causalgia, called crps type one there is usually some associated nerve injury so we may do a test called an emg/ncs. Often we do a test called a 3 phase bone scan but this test is not definitivein all cases.Mostly we rely on our physical examination to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for causalgia?

Double-check your DX: Causalgia was the civil war designation for what was more recently known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd), and complex sympathetic pain syndrome (crps) types i and ii. When correctly diagnosed, it responds well to current medical therapeutics, with the caveat that almost all treatments for this entity work best early. Don't waste your time with "natural treatment". ...Read more

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How can I get cured from causalgia?

How can I get cured from causalgia?

Causalgia: Seeking a cure may be unrealistic- better to seek a reduction in symptoms- please seen a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Can causalgia be cured?

Causalgia: Causalgia, aka rsd type 2. It depends on various factors, onset, duration, severity of inciting injury. Early aggressive treatment has favorable results. ...Read more

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What are the tests for causalgia?

See below: There are no specific tests for causalgia which is an old term for what is not referred to as complex regional pain syndrome. In causalgia, called crps type one there is usually some associated nerve injury so we may do a test called an emg/ncs. Often we do a test called a 3 phase bone scan but this test is not definitivein all cases.Mostly we rely on our physical examination to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is causalgia?

Neurologic: Causalgia, now called complex regional pain disorder, is a poorly understood disorder of the nerves in the arms or legs. Most commonly it is brought on by physical trauma to an arm or leg that then becomes very painful to touch or to use, especially in the hand or foot. The pain can persist long after the original injury is healed. Early diagnosis helps but it remains difficult to treat or cure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of causalgia?

Causalgia: Causalgia is an old term for a condition now called complex regional pain syndrome type one. This begins with some type of nerve injury. There is a great deal of pain as well as swelling in the involved limb, sensitivity to even light touch and abnormalities in sweating of the affected extremity. The condition is poorly understood. The mainstay of treatment is aggressive physical therapy. ...Read more

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How can I get cured from causalgia?

Causalgia: Seeking a cure may be unrealistic- better to seek a reduction in symptoms- please seen a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Try to notice and avoid precipitating factors
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Is it possible to get healed from causalgia?

Is it possible to get healed from causalgia?

With time: Causalgia is an old medical term meaning “burning pain”. It is usually the result of damage to nerves. Nerves can repair themselves, but only simple nerves are able to this completely. In larger, more complex nerves the repair is incomplete. However, over a long period of time, months to years, the pain can fade. Certain medications, can help decrease the burning pain. ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for causalgia?

Double-check your DX: Causalgia was the civil war designation for what was more recently known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd), and complex sympathetic pain syndrome (crps) types i and ii. When correctly diagnosed, it responds well to current medical therapeutics, with the caveat that almost all treatments for this entity work best early. Don't waste your time with "natural treatment". ...Read more

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What are the differences between neuralgia and causalgia?

What are the differences between neuralgia and causalgia?

Causalgia- Neuralgia: Causalgia (CRPS) is a rare pain syndrome related to partial peripheral nerve injuries. Neuralgia is neuropathic disorder characterized by intermittent of intense pain (trigeminal neuralgia). ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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