Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Relief in Chicago

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.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment At Pinnacle Pain Management

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:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Intrathecal drug pumps
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Sympathectomy

At Pinnacle Pain Management, our priority is returning you to normal function so that you can take those first steps to a full life. We have many convenient locations to serve you in the Greater Chicago Area. If you’re experiencing cancer pain, call (630) 794-9999 or use our Contact Us Page to find the location nearest you.

Dr. Neeraj Jain, M.D.

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