Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Treatment
Intense, chronic nerve pain in a specific area is one of the many symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS. Once called reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, or RSDS, this chronic pain condition is complex and without a known cure. Our pain specialists at Caliber Pain™ offer complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) treatment that can reduce or control symptoms at our clinic in New York City.
Causes and Symptoms of CRPS
The cause of CRPS is unknown, but there are common factors that occur among those with this pain condition. In many cases, an injury is the catalyst that triggers this condition. Nerve impulses to the affected area increase, and nerve pain receptors overreact to the stimuli. There are theories that injury-related CRPS may be related to an altered autoimmune response during the healing process. Symptoms of CRPS can include:
- Burning or intense pain
- Pain that spreads and increases over time
- Affected area’s skin is cooler or warmer than other areas
- Skin may appear thinner or shiny
- Increased skin sensitivity, even a gentle touch or contact can cause pain
- Inflammation or swelling in joints near the affected region
Patients with CRPS can vary in their symptoms. Some may experience accelerated hair or nail growth, while others are plagued with no hair growth in certain areas. Pain is a common symptom that all patients with CRPS experience, varying in intensity.
At Caliber Pain™, we understand that each patient experiences CRPS differently and needs a personalized treatment plan for pain management. We work with our patients to find the most effective options for relieving the symptoms of CRPS, including opioid-free pain management. Our pain specialists utilize a multidisciplinary approach for treating CRPS, including interventional treatments, spinal cord stimulation, injection therapy and many other innovative treatment options.
If you have CRPS and want to explore the most advanced treatment options, contact our team at Caliber Pain™ to schedule a consultation at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.