Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is an uncommon, chronic condition that affects the nervous system that usually affects your extremities. The cause of CRPS isn't clearly understood, though it often follows an illness or injury.

CRPS is usually presents as an intense burning or aching pain. Patients with CRPS may also experience swelling, skin discoloration, altered temperature, abnormal sweating, hypersensitivity, changes in hair & nail growth patterns, muscle spasms, weakness and decreased ability to move the affected body part.

Symptoms may change over time and vary from person to person. Once these changes occur, the condition is often irreversible. This is why it is important to treat complex regional pain syndrome. In such cases, dramatic improvements may be possible.

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During this COVID-19 pandemic, we are deeply concerned and have taken action, for the safety of our patients, providers, and staff. Our goal at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants is to provide patients with the highest quality pain management treatment while still optimizing their health and safety.

We are operational and able to meet the needs of patients, including telemedicine visits for new and established patients. We are also providing interventional pain procedures through partnerships with local facilities. Care is always provided according to strict safety protocols consistent with state and local guidelines. We are ready to help you reduce your pain in a safe and compassionate environment.