CRPS Nerve Pain

CRPS, also known as complex regional pain syndrome, is defined as chronic pain that tends to affect the arms or legs. CRPS tends to develop after an injury, a surgery, a stroke or a heart attack. The pain from CRPS will usually be out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury.

CRPS is rare and not completely understood. Treatment works best when started early. If caught early enough, it’s possible to improve or  even go into remission.

Signs and symptoms of CRPS include:

  • Continuous burning or throbbing pain, usually in the arm, leg, hand or foot
  • Sensitivity to touch or cold
  • Swelling of the painful area
  • Changes in skin temperature — alternating between sweaty and cold
  • Changes in skin color, ranging from white and blotchy to red or blue
  • Changes in skin texture, which may become tender, thin or shiny in the affected area
  • Changes in hair and nail growth
  • Joint stiffness, swelling and damage
  • Muscle spasms, tremors and weakness (atrophy)
  • Decreased ability to move the affected body part

 

Some common therapies to reduce the symptoms of CRPS include:

  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Desensitisation
  • Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs
  • Anti-Convulsants
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Psychological Support

Our mission is to help patients to return to work, improve their quality of life, reduce dependence on medication and healthcare providers, and avoid persistent injuries.

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