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Battling With The Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a painful condition that has no cure and the ones suffering from it, either bear the pain to the highest extent or lose their life while battling this condition.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a disorder also known as, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome. This pain associated condition is chronic in which high intensity nerve impulses are emitted to the pain-struck site, causing a sharp pain. According to many experts, who have researched regarding CRPS, believe that this particular problem has nervous system as the root cause and is most commonly found in people aged between 20 to 35, with no cure at all. The only way this fatal condition can be provided with the cure is by alleviating it with the help of treatments prescribed by your doctor.

The treatments are inclusive of psychotherapy, physical therapy and also, with the help of following medication, such as topical analgesics, narcotics, Corticosteroids, Osteoporosis medication, antidepressants, osteoporosis medicines and anti seizure drugs.

Symptoms Of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

The symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) are fully dependent on the length of the pain and its severity. What usually happens is that, if an accident occurs and any part of the body is hit, and the pain ends up spreading across the major area, then this might be leading to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome; also, there are several other symptoms that you can keep an eye out for:

  1. The burning pain
  2. Affected joints may feel swollen and stiffness
  3. Disability in movement
  4. Changes in hair or growth pattern of the body part that’s hurt
  5. Change in emotional status, and also, in the texture of the skin.

How To Treat CRPS?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome has no proper medication that can be used as its treatment, rather there are few pain relieving steps that you can take in order to get rid of the pain, for a longer run.

  1. Sympathetic Nerve Blocks – These nerve blocks are injected in the spine, which keep the painful sensation from being transmitted to the brain, causing no painful feeling at all.
  2. Intrathecal Drug Pumps – These are the pumps and catheters that function by sending the pain relieving medicines to the spine.
  3. Surgical Sympathectomy – This particular treatment works actively towards getting rid of the nerves, responsible behind CRPS. Being as a controversial technique to alleviate the pain, this treatment can either finish the pain or boost it.
  4. Spinal Cord Stimulation – This treatment requires a few electrodes to be placed around the spinal fluid, providing it relief with CRPS.