Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, is a complex disease state that may affect certain patients. CRPS can often be misdiagnosed and treated incorrectly leading to debilitating patin.
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS, has two distinct different classifications. CRPS Type I, formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy [RSD], and CRPS Type II, formerly known as causalgia. CRPS may occur after a nerve injury, or after minor or major trauma. It can occur after fractures, contusions/sprains, or surgery. It will typically affect an upper or lower extremity.
How is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treated?
CRPS is often misdiagnosed in patients leading to persistent pain. Often times, patients become discouraged due to the lack of available treatment options if misdiagnosed. As a result, Colorado Interventional Health Sciences receives many referrals from primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons, spine surgeons, chiropractors, and physical therapists for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Treatment options range from medications, minimally invasive interventional procedures, to spinal cord stimulation in refractory cases. Colorado Interventional Health Sciences remains on the forefront of knowledge, techniques, and tools to aid patients with CRPS.
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