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Complex Regional Pain Syndromes

Complex regional pain syndrome is a sub-type of chronic pain that affects an arm or a leg. CRPS usually develops after an injury, stroke, heart attack, or surgery. The pain depends on the severity of the initial injury.

Complex regional pain syndrome is uncommon and its causes are not clearly understood. Treatment of the condition is most effective when it is started early. In this case, the improvement of the condition is possible.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Signs & Symptoms of CRPS

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) can be caused due to an injury or a difference in the peripheral and central nervous systems. A trauma or an injury, particularly in the arm or leg, most likely triggers the condition which is often characterized by a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Sensitivity to touch or cold
  • Muscle spasms
  • Weakness and/or swelling in the affected area
  • Joint stiffness
  • Continuous burning pain

Symptoms can change over time, and if left untreated, the condition can become irreversible. Early detection and treatment are crucial for managing CRPS, so it’s important to pay attention to symptoms and seek medical attention.

There are two types of CRPS: 

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 occurs after an injury that does not directly damage the nerves of the affected limb. This is the most common type of CRPS.  
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 2 has symptoms that are similar to CRPS Type 1 but this type of CRPS occurs after a nerve injury.

Treatments for CRPS

The sooner CRPS is diagnosed and treated, the better. Monarch Pain Management is focused on creating the most personalized treatment plan to successfully manage your pain and get you back to active living. Treatments can include:


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