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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Serving Hinsdale, Chicago, & Calumet City, IL 

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic progressive disease that can affect arms or legs after injury, surgery, stroke, or heart attack. Sometimes called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, CRPS can cause swelling, pain, or other changes in your skin. Besides injury, surgery, stroke, or heart attack Complex Regional Pain Syndrome may also result from a disease or disorder of the nervous system.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is more commonly diagnosed among younger women. Nevertheless, it’s possible to find it in persons of every age or either sex.

Common Symptoms of CRPS

The typical symptom of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is intense pain that worsens over time. The pain is felt beyond the original pain site.

CPRPS generally affects one of the extremities, like an arm or leg will have one or more of symptoms below:

  • Your skin becomes highly sensitive
  • The color, temperature, or texture of the skin changes.
  • You feel a burning sensation.
  • An elbow, knee, or other joint swells or stiffens. 
  • The rate of growth of your hair and/or toe or finger nails changes.

While the exact cause of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is non-conclusive, certain medical professionals believe CRPS is due to possible traumas to the affected arm or leg, like gunshot wounds, fractures or surgeries.


While there’s presently no known cure for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, there is help in pain management for CRPS. Pinnacle Pain Management works with you to minimize and relieve the pain of CRPS for sufferers in the Chicago Area and surrounding communities. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, we combine therapies and medication according to each patient’s individual needs. These can include:

Meet Your Provider

NeeRAJ Jain, MD

Pain Care Specialist

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1301 E 47th St Building 2,
Chicago, IL 60653


2845 N Sheridan Blvd Ste 910,
Chicago, IL 60657


908 N Elm St Ste 301,
Hinsdale, IL 60521

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Why Pinnacle Pain Management?

As a leader in Pain Management care in the Chicagoland area, Pinnacle Pain Management, we use state-of-the-art pain treatments to diagnose and treat acute and chronic pain. At Pinnacle Pain Management, we believe in treating the whole person and permanent relief to improve your everyday life. Among some of the other top reasons to choose Pinnacle Pain Management includes:

Trusted Leader

Dr. Jain's experience, including serving as Medical Director of Pain Management at Hinsdale Hospital for nearly a decade.

Top Doctor

Dr. Jain, in his time with Pinnacle Pain Management, was named a  Top 5 Pain Specialist in Chicago by Chicago Magazine.

Newest Treatments

Pinnacle offers the newest and trusted pain management services and treatments, such as Intracept and VIA disc.