A rare neurological disorder, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is ranked among the most painful diseases and medical problems and is often referred to as “the suicide disease” because there is technically no “cure” and limited effective treatments.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome was also ranked in the Top 10 Most Painful Medical Conditions by The U.S. News Health team.
It is a chronic disease that often worsens over time. Alarmingly, 35 percent of sufferers eventually report symptoms throughout the body. The disease may remain localized, spread slowly over years, or progress rapidly like a wildfire out of control.
The debilitating pain caused by CRPS is generally described by patients as aching, burning, bone-crushing pain in the affected areas of the body. The pain is all-consuming, not merely nagging. Things that should not cause pain under normal circumstances (for example, the light brush of fabric or wind) may cause a person who suffers from CRPS intense pain.
This is an extremely subjective and sensitive topic. When the word “cure” is used, that brings to mind visions of a miracle pill, injection, surgery, or perhaps a promising double-blind study excitedly announced by the media. Please believe me when I tell you that it probably won’t happen that way. The failure in finding such a “cure” lies in the theory of what CRPS is or what it is caused by. It is a complex problem, not a puzzle with a single solution. It is not a condition that can be healed by a miracle chemical; it is a body where a whole bunch of things went wrong. CRPS must be approached by a method where every system involved is checked and rebuilt, if necessary, in a systematic way.
View our page Does Remission Last? After surviving chronic pain, many of our patients find that they have a new sense of gratitude and desire to live their lives to the absolute fullest.
The typical CRPS patient has been to many, many different doctors. They have navigated a maze of hospitals, clinics, and specialists that most people cannot even begin to imagine the sheer volume of. They have been prodded, poked, stabbed (ill-advised for CRPS patients), and misdiagnosed many times. Chances are, they have been at least suspected (if not outright accused) of being pill-seeking junkies or malingering (a fancy medical word that basically means you are lying about your pain and symptoms.)
The average CRPS patient will go misdiagnosed or undiagnosed for years before they are lucky enough to find out what is wrong with them. Many figure it out on their own with the help of the Internet and have to then set out to prove it to their doctors.
Dr. Katinka: “I remember when I met my first ever patient with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – his name was Carlos – and I knew that in that moment my life was forever changed. It was the first time I had heard of this condition, and I had no idea that this chance meeting would spark something in me – an endless drive to help people suffering from CRPS. I’ve worked with hundreds of people, with many different conditions, but I’ve never seen the amount of pain and suffering CRPS Warriors endure on a daily basis.”
“I’m passionate about what we do – and I’ve seen our treatments cause miracles over and over and over again. And now, we want to reach more people. There are too many people out there living without hope, without a future – and I know that we can help them. This condition CAN be beaten. There is a new hope for CRPS. And it can be found at The Spero Clinic.”
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The Spero Clinic offers various types of treatments and designs each program specifically for each patient. The treatments available at our clinic include:
If you or a loved one is suffering from Neurological Dysfunction, nerve pain, complex regional pain syndrome, postural orthostatic tachycardia, ehlers danlos syndrome, or fibromyalgia there is hope! Contact us. Requesting information is completely free, we’re here to help.