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CRPS. Symptoms (burning, redness, swelling, stiffness, sensitivity) mild- can it worsen? Best treatments -nerve block, medication, physio, SCS

CRPS. Symptoms (burning, redness, swelling, stiffness, sensitivity) mild- can it worsen? Best treatments -nerve block, medication, physio, SCS

See below: Those are common symptoms of CRPS. There are many treatment options and usually a combination of therapy, medication, biofeedback, and occasionally injections can help. See a physician who specializes in CRPS to learn more about your treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Definition)

RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is an injury that results in pain that seems disproportionate. It typically involves the extremities. Physical signs can be cool skin, loss of hair, sweating dysfunction, loss of hair, shiny skin, loss of bone density. Treatment is physical therapy, but pain may prevent this. Sympathetic nerve blocks can reduce ...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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Contemplating surgery. I have type II diabetes, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy. Abnormal nerve conduction Multileveled bilateral acute on chronic cervical radiculopathy.Correlate EMG findings with cervical spine MRI. Severe sens

Contemplating surgery. I have type II diabetes, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy. Abnormal nerve conduction Multileveled bilateral acute on chronic cervical radiculopathy.Correlate EMG findings with cervical spine MRI. Severe sens

Double Crush: Sounds like you may have what's known as "double crush" phenomenon. Both cervical spine and entrapment of the ulnar/median nerve causing symptoms. Certainly, carpal tunnel and/or cubital tunnel release is easier and less risky than neck surgery and usually considered before neck surgery. Unfortunately, diabetes puts you at high risk for recurrence of carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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CRPS left foot, stress fx, ORIF- redness, pain, sensitivity, swelling. Right foot swelling sometimes- no other symptoms. CRPS spreading?

CRPS left foot, stress fx, ORIF- redness, pain, sensitivity, swelling. Right foot swelling sometimes- no other symptoms. CRPS spreading?

Be checked by your..: Online inquiry and "guessing" at this time would not realistically help answer your concern. The best thing to do is to timely ask your treating doctor who knows more & better about your individual local and systemic conditions than anyone online. How to get all related things for good medical care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Anxiety, depression, weakness, fasciculations, neuropathy sensations, tinnitus along with lupus symptoms. Possible to have CNS lupus with negativeana?

Anxiety, depression, weakness, fasciculations, neuropathy sensations, tinnitus along with lupus symptoms. Possible to have CNS lupus with negativeana?

Complex question : Large differential diagnosis here. See a neurologist and rule out ms and other neurological, tumors, toxic, metabolic, infectious causes .... Labs and imaging studies. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have crest syndrome and rsd (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)?

Is it possible to have crest syndrome and rsd (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)?

Yes but unlikely: Those are two rare diseases. It is possible to have both, as having one doesn't protect you from getting the other, but it would be very unusual. ...Read more

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

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

Can be useful add'l: There are several forms of biofeedback: peripheral (focuses on Autonomic Nervous System and Muscle activity-EMG), and neurofeedback (focuses on Central Nervous System-EEG). I have found it is a useful modality for chronic pain such as CRPS, but used in combination with other treatments: medication, physical therapy, and psychotherapy,. Look for a biofeedback provider who is certified by BCIA. ...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

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Severe paresthesia in extremities. Negative for MS (brain and spinal MRIs), negative EMG & NCS. On Lyrica (pregabalin) & Cymbalta but no relief. Recommendations?

Severe paresthesia in extremities. Negative for MS (brain and spinal MRIs), negative EMG & NCS. On Lyrica (pregabalin) & Cymbalta but no relief. Recommendations?

More info req'd: It sounds like you've had a complex Neurological work-up and are intereted in seeking a second opinion. I would be glad to help, yet would need to see more data before throwing a diagnostic assumption at you. Please gather your medical records (labs/imaging/etc) and schedule a virtual consult with me for further details. I'm interested and available. ...Read more

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

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CRPS: Given intrathecally, it may improve dystonia associated with CRPS. ...Read more

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CRPS- developed bunionette affected foot. Very sore, can't walk. Surgery suggested. What precautions with CRPS? Will surgery make CRPS worse?

 CRPS- developed bunionette affected foot. Very sore, can't walk. Surgery suggested. What precautions with CRPS? Will surgery make CRPS worse?

Comments: Most people with CRPS do poorly with surgery, as the CRPS may get worse, but if your foot needs surgery, you need to take the chance to help you regain walking function. One approach that may make sense is to take pre-operative medication to treat the autonomic issues, and even do a pre-op lumbar sympathetic block. Get an anesthesiologist who does pain management involved. ...Read more

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Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.

Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.

Perhaps peripheral: The guillain-barre syndrome can cause nerves in the leg to be susceptible to local compression, and you may have a problem with nerve issues in foot or ankle but even more proximally, like hip or low back. Does not really fit ms. An EMG test might help. ...Read more

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How effective is a nerve block for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

How effective is a nerve block for treating complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

CRPS: If the nerve block (sympathetic block) is done early then it mahy be quite helpful. The longer the symptoms the less likely the block will help. ...Read more

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What is rsd and carpal tunnel?

What is rsd and carpal tunnel?

Reflex Sympathetic: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd) is characterized by a group of symptoms including pain (often "burning" type), tenderness, and swelling of an extremity associated with varying degrees of sweating, warmth and/or coolness, flushing, discoloration, and shiny skin. Carpel tunnelcarpal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment median neuropathy, causing paresthesia, pain, numbness and weakness of the hand. ...Read more

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Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis, bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?

Could i claim disability benefits for having arthritis,  bursitis, trapped nerves, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, IBS and carpal tunnel syndrome?

You could: Depending upon your state, you may be required to under go a functional examination by an internist as part of your evaluation. ...Read more

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Mild CRPS. Sympt- burning pain, swelling, redness, red dots on skin, sensitivity. Amitriptyline, physio- referred pain dr. Does mild CRPS worsen?

Can be challenging: However, most cases of CRPS encountered in my practice are far from mild. Have you had a diagnostic sympathetic block to confirm? Also, amitriptyline is rarely an effective drug in CRPS, and drugs such as Lyrica, Savella, (milnacipran) Cymbalta, work far better. Please confirm your diagnosis via second opinion. ...Read more

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Any cure for pain - reflex neurovasular dystrophy [rnd/rsd]?

Any cure for pain - reflex neurovasular dystrophy [rnd/rsd]?

Yes: Rsd ( reflex sympathetic dystrophy) or chronic regional pain syndrome is a poorly understood pain condition. I have treated many cases that resolve. The key is getting treatment early (usually within the first month). The treatment includes aggressive physical therapy, may include sympathetic nerve blocks as well as a variety of different medications to deal with the nerve pain that results. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person has chronic pain problems in the arms or legs, but can also feel pain in other ...Read more