How Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Affects the Body

Have You Recently Been Diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

If you have recently been diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), you may be wondering what your first steps should be. As you likely already know, this condition can be tricky to treat because it is difficult to identify the root cause. The CRPS diagnostic process is significantly different than other conditions because there is not a specific test that will confirm a patient has it. Instead, diagnosis for this condition involves the patient meeting diagnostic criteria and confirming that they do not test positive for other conditions. Once your doctor has confirmed that you have CRPS, they will suggest that you begin a treatment plan to help you find relief. 

BEST Health System is a modern healthcare brand offering advanced care to patients suffering from conditions that manifest chronic pain. We employ in-demand specialists located across the country, for your convenience and accessibility. Continue reading to learn more about  CRPS, and treatment with BEST.

Common Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Symptoms

Most frequently, complex regional pain syndrome develops as the result of a severe injury that results in nerve damage. Patients who have this condition may experience various symptoms including difficulty regulating temperative, chronic pain, burning sensations in the extremities, loss of motion, and more. It is important to monitor your symptoms so you can inform your doctor to track the progression of your condition. Depending on the unique range of symptoms you experience, your doctor will recommend different treatment options. 

Treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Most commonly, treatment for complex regional pain syndrome includes a combination of physical therapy and anti-inflammatory pain medications. Physical therapy for this condition revolves around trying to help the patient regain movement, stability, and comfort in everyday movements. If these treatments are not effective and the patient continues to experience chronic pain, the doctor may recommend minimally invasive treatment options.

Spinal Cord Stimulator Therapy (SCS)

Spinal cord stimulator therapy has become a popular treatment option among CRPS patients. A spinal cord stimulator is a surgically implanted device that blocks pain signals from reaching the brain, allowing patients to live comfortably despite their condition. The heart of this device is a small pulse generator that is implanted in the lower back and it sends small electrical pulses to targetted nerves, diminishing the effects of chronic pain. 

Treatment with BEST Health System

BEST Health System is dedicated to providing patients with comprehensive care for complex regional pain syndrome. We understand this condition does not get the attention it deserves, and we are happy to represent a community of trusted medical professionals providing advanced CRPS care. 

Contact us today if you are interested in becoming a patient of BEST.