What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that occurs when the nervous system misfires and sends signals to the brain. These signals get interpreted as pain signals, causing you to feel pain in various areas of the body. The exact cause of this condition is unclear, but it is believed that CRPS develops due to a dysfunction in the nervous system that is triggered by injury or surgery.
CRPS commonly affects the arms or legs, but it can occur anywhere in the body. Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic condition that can be incredibly frustrating to manage. However, with pain management services at Alimran Medical Center, patients can achieve relief and enjoy an improved quality of life.
How is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treated?
There is no cure for complex regional pain syndrome, but there are many treatments available that can help patients manage their pain and return to the activities that they love. At Alimran Medical Center, we may recommend any of the following treatments for CRPS:
- Trigger point injections
- Stellate ganglion block
- Lumbar sympathetic block
Spinal cord stimulation
Intrathecal baclofen pump