What Is CRPS?
Looking for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) treatment in Los Angeles, California? CRPS is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disorder that affects a specific limb after an injury due to damage to the nervous system. The pain caused by CRPS is often out of proportion with the initial injury. The initial injury is usually a musculoskeletal or nerve injury.
CRPS is not very common and research into it is still ongoing, but treatment has proven very effective when started early on. Up to 200,000 individuals suffer from CRPS each year.
Although CRPS is primarily a physical disorder, it is not unheard of for medical professionals to suggest that patients may be unknowingly exaggerating their CRPS pain for psychological reasons.
What Are The Symptoms Of CRPS?
Unsurprisingly, the most common symptoms of CRPS is severe chronic pain in a burning or “pins and needles” sensation throughout the limb where the injury occurred. In rarer cases, the pain has been known to spread across the entire limb, regardless of if the initial injury affected just a finger or toe. The affected area may also experience allodynia, which means that any contact with the skin at all can be quite painful.
Other symptoms may include:
- Sensitivity to cold
- Swelling of the affected area
- Changes in skin temperature, color, or texture
- Joint swelling or stiffness
- Muscle spasms or tremors
How To Cope With CRPS
Chronic pain is a challenging condition, and oftentimes with CRPS, your loved ones have difficulty believing you feel as much pain as you describe. You should follow the following suggestions to take care of your mental and physical health:
- Maintain normal daily activities
- Pace yourself
- Get lots of rest
- Stay connected with loved ones
- Continue to pursue your hobbies
There are also some general lifestyle changes you can take at home to reduce the risk of
- Take a daily dose of 500 mg (milligrams) of Vitamin C after a wrist fracture
- Get mobilized early after experiencing a stroke
Take Your First Step Forward
Can Ketamine Help Your Chronic Pain?
Are you searching for a nearby Los Angeles ketamine clinic for CRPS treatment? Pacific Ketamine Institute is conveniently located in Los Angeles, CA, . Give us a call at (424) 332-5550. We would love to discuss your symptoms and draft an consultation plan accordingly.
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