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, our goal at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants is to provide patient’s with quality pain management treatment while still optimizing the health and safety of our patients, providers, and staff.

We are providing telemedicine visits for new and established patients. Patients with severe pain that warrant more urgent treatment with injections will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will need to evaluate the patient’s age, medical comorbidities, and risk factors as well as potential symptoms of respiratory infection in making a determination. Elective pain procedures and injections are deferred at this time in order to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus and to ration personal protect equipment so it may be available where it is most critically needed.