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Need To 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other parts of his body. Perhaps the pain is due to problems with the nerves in the area, or there may be a problem with the immune system, leading to inflammation ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would you prescribe pain meds to a prior drug addict if they need them for a car injury from two years ago?
Yes: However, as I have a suboxone license that would be my first choice because addicts on it rarely escalate the dose and it is an excellent pain reliever. Pain management physicians should, however be consulted first as they have many other options to offer first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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