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

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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

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


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

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

Minimal usually: CRPS represents a response by the autonomic nervous system which is literally exaggerated Have no problem with use of lidocaine creme locally at source of discomfort, but have found other approaches such as sympathetic blocks work far better. ...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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Is there a difference between crps and chronic pain syndrome? If so what's the difference?

Is there a difference between crps and chronic pain syndrome? If so what's the difference?

Not the same.: Complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is one of hundreds of causes of chronic pain. Crps has pain as the main symptom. However, there are many physical symptoms that help make that diagnosis. Chronic pain syndrome is generally used to describe physical and psychological changes due to chronic pain, which may can be pain from any number of causes, either known or unknown causes of pain. ...Read more

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