You might definitely be worried, if any of your loved one is suffering from an unexplained severe pain that they are unable to describe but are troubled by the chronic condition they are facing. Acute pain in the arms, legs, hands or feet as a result of some injury or following an accident is said to be as complex regional pain syndrome. As its name suggests the pain occurs when one specific part of the body probably a limb is in pain due to the trauma or injury to that area.
The people, who ignore it, must be fully aware that this condition might be caused by a malfunction of the nervous system that deals with the signalling of the brain, the spinal cord and the rest of the body. CPRS if not taken care of, can lead to excessive pain, a little change in the skin color, most importantly the color of the affected area as well as the temperature.
Who Are The Prospective Candidates?
Irrespective of any age people can get affected by CPRS. However, the most probable candidates are said to be the ones in the ages of 40, whereas on the other hand it is rarely found in the elders.
The Diagnosis Of CPRS
Till now, there is no test to confirm the condition of complex regional pain syndrome. However, to know about the condition of the patient in detail, the individual’s medical history is thoroughly examined as well as the symptoms to check whether they match with the definition or not.
What Symptoms Confirm About Cprs!
Since there is no standard way of knowing about CPRS, one must know in detail regarding the signs landing a patient in such chronic condition.
- Swelling in the affected area
- Feeling pain that is excruciating, deep, burning, aching etc
- Abnormal hair or nail growth
- Abnormal changes in the skin color and also the temperature of the body
- Patients facing this condition have to suffer from limited range of motion, weakness or other disorders like paralysis or dystonia
If you or any of your loved one is suffering from complex regional pain syndrome or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.