Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), previously termed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic pain disorder. CRPS typically begins after trauma such as an injury to the tissue, bone or nerves of the arm or leg.
CRPS can dramatically impact a patient’s quality of life. More common in women than men, the average age of CRPS patients is in the mid-30s, although children and older adults can also be diagnosed with CRPS.
There are two categories of CRPS:
- CRPS-I, also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, refers to cases of CRPS that do not involve nerve injury.
- CRPS-II, also termed causalgia refers to those CRPS cases in which one or more nerves are injured.
While CRPS patients typically respond to treatment options differently, patients diagnosed with CRPS usually receive a combination of treatments, including physical therapy, medication, cognitive behavioral therapy and psychological therapy. Additionally, our facility offers CRPS patients the following interventional procedures:
- Nerve blocks
- Sympathetic blocks
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Regional anesthesia/IV Lidocaine infusions
- Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Intrathecal Pump Implant