COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME
A physician may have suggested that your symptoms could possibly be CRPS – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome – or RSD – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, but they do not specialize in this condition. The pain management specialists at the Pain Institute of Long Island do.
It’s normal to experience significant discomfort after a car accident, fall, knee injury, or other traumatic event. However, if the pain lasts longer than normal or is more intense than usual, you may be one of the 200,000 Americans who suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The Pain Institute of Long Island physicians offer a patient-centered model of care to help reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome occurs when the body responds abnormally to an injury; often in the arm or leg. The nerves misfire, sending constant pain signals to the brain. CRPS may follow a musculoskeletal injury, a nerve injury, surgery or immobilization.
The main symptoms of CRPS are severe pain to the touch, skin texture, color and temperature changes, and eventual muscle wasting. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome can affect any person and may affect any area of the body.
Our doctors have vast experience in designing personal treatment plans which may include:
- Physical Therapy
- Psychological Therapy
- Medication Management
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Stimulation
- Intrathecal Pump Therapy
- Ketamine Infusions