What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain condition. It can occur after an injury, and usually is found in the arm or leg. Most people experience this type of pain as a kind of burning feeling. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome can happen to any person, at any age, which is why Innovative Pain Solutions in Dr. Phillips, FL utilizes a variety of treatment options. It is believed that Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is caused by damage to the nervous system. This may happen if the nervous system malfunctions, and most often cases of it are triggered by an injury or trauma.
Symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome are:
Those who develop Complex Regional Pain Syndrome can experience a wide variety of symptoms, some more serious than others. Such symptoms are:
- A painful burning feeling in your arm, leg, foot or hand
- Affected skin may be tender to the touch. It can be swollen and very sensitive to hot or cold temperatures.
- Change in skin color. It often turns red, blue, purple, or a blotchy combination of these.
- Change in skin texture. Skin near the affected area may become thin or shiny.
- Stiffness and pain in the joints
- Muscle pain and weakness
- Loss of mobility in the affected area(s)
Doctors diagnose Complex Regional Pain Syndrome by running several tests and asking you about your range of symptoms and pain levels. If needed, they also can order an MRI to examine the affected tissue areas to help them treat you in the best way possible.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment Options
Innovative Pain Solutions offers some of the best Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment plans for patients of all kinds to choose from. Doctors will offer treatment plans based on each patient’s specific case and make sure they find the plan that works best for them. These are some of the most commonly recommended treatment options:
Physical therapy: With this kind of pain, movement is often painful, and many people try to avoid it. This treatment is used to keep the affected body part moving, which increases circulation and promotes healing.
Psychotherapy: People in chronic pain also tend to develop mental health disorders, the most common being depression or anxiety. This can actually heighten pain levels. Psychotherapy helps patients cope with this pain.
Medicine: your doctor may suggest taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
This can help patients with their pain and moving on with everyday activities. Over the counter suggestions also work in most cases like, ibuprofen, aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve. However, please talk to your doctor before using any of these drugs.
All of these Complex Regional Pain Syndrome treatment plans are useful. Visit Innovative Pain Solutions today to be seen by an experienced pain doctor who can find the right plan for you.
If you need help finding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome treatment plans, contact us 407-284-1993 at Innovative Pain Solutions in Dr. Phillips, FL today and schedule an appointment or visit our website to find out more.