What Is Complex Regional Pain Syndrom (CRPS)?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition that typically affects the arms, legs, hands, or feet. It is caused by damage to the nervous system and can result in severe, chronic pain, swelling, and changes in the color and temperature of the affected skin. CRPS is a complex condition and can be difficult to diagnose and treat, but early intervention and a multidisciplinary approach can help manage the symptoms and improve the quality of life and even help patients enter remission.

Types of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Type I

Formerly known as Sudeck’s atrophy or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) does not exhibit demonstrable nerve lesions. The vast majority of people suffering from CRPS have this type.

Type II

Formerly known as causalgia, has obvious nerve damage present. As a rule, type II is considered the more painful of the two types with an unenviable 47/50 score on the McGill pain scale.

The Spero Clinic

We have found that the most effective approach to treating the imbalance caused by CRPS is to treat and strengthen the central nervous system from within. “My team is my greatest asset and my family away from home. Their experience cannot be learned from books or schools. Together, we celebrate our patient victories and hold each other up when the patients we care about may struggle.” – Dr. Katinka

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