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A plan for individualized CRPS treatment usually includes a team of healthcare providers. Since there is no cure for the syndrome, the medications prescribed are often the ones also used to treat other chronic pain conditions. The primary goal of treating CRPS is to restore functionality in the affected body area and relieve pain. This care normally includes physical and occupational therapy. Early treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome appears to be beneficial in minimizing symptoms and seeking remission. Medical intervention may involve invasive and non-invasive treatments, such as:
- Anticonvulsants and antidepressants
- Ketamine, an anesthetic
- Nerve block injections
- Spinal cord stimulator implants
- Warm water and Calmare therapy
Patients may receive treatment from specialists for specific symptoms, such as dermatologists who can assist with abnormal skin changes. Organizations, such as the RSDSA, offer information on current and emerging medical care. Clinical studies are being conducted on therapies that may hold promise for helping sufferers in the future.
Receiving Treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
It is important to choose qualified physicians when seeking treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. You may wish to choose a board-certified physician to direct your healthcare team. Some treatments for CRPS are considered controversial, so you will need the most accurate information available before choosing a treatment method. For example, opiate medications and sympathectomy surgery for CRPS, which destroys affected nerves, are controversial options. You will also want to consult with a CRPS law firm that is knowledgeable about the syndrome. At GorenLaw, we offer free consultations for those being treated for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or for those who have been recently diagnosed. Contact us for a free consultation today.