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Complex regional pain syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • CRPS
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome
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How might complex regional pain syndrome be treated?

Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome should be started as soon as possible. Treatment may include biofeedback, hot and cold, nerve block, internal pain pump, pain medications, steroids, certain blood pressure medications, bone loss medications, antidepressants, physical therapy, occupational therapy, spinal cord stimulator, or surgery to cut the nerves to stop the pain (surgical sympathectomy).[1]
Last updated: 10/19/2011

  1. Complex regional pain syndrome. MedlinePlus. 2008; Accessed 5/20/2009.

Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • lists trials that are studying or have studied Complex regional pain syndrome. Click on the link to go to to read descriptions of these studies.