Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a debilitating, chronic pain condition that usually affects an arm or leg following an injury, surgery, or stroke. CRPS is believed to be a disorder of the nervous system. Specifically, a dysfunctional interaction between your central and peripheral nervous systems and inappropriate inflammatory responses. CRPS is classified into two types:
Hallmark symptoms and signs of CRPS were defined in the Budapest Criteria below:
Early diagnosis and treatment of CRPS is critical in successful treatment. The Interventional Pain Doctors team of orthopedic and pain management specialists can diagnose CRPS during a comprehensive history and physical examination. In addition, we may also request diagnostic tests such as an MRI, blood tests, EMG/NCS.
Early diagnosis and treatment of CRPS is critical in successful treatment.
Studies have shown that high dose vitamin C after a wrist fracture may have a lower risk CRPS compared with those who did not.
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