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Complex Region Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in Staten Island, NY

Calmare Pain Relief Solutions offers treatment for complex regional pain syndrome to the residents of Staten Island, Brooklyn, and the surrounding communities in New York.

What is complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic disease often characterized by severe pain, swelling, and changes in the skin. It is a long-term chronic pain condition that worsens over time.

Initially, the condition will affect an arm or leg and then will spread throughout the body and is associated with dysfunction of the nervous system, resulting in multiple function loss, pain, impairment, and disability.

There are two types of CRPS. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) syndrome, which is an older term used to describe Type I CRPS, is triggered by tissue injury where there is no underlying nerve injury. Type I is the most common type and does not have demonstrable nerve lesions. Type II is often more painful and difficult to control. In type II, the syndrome is the obvious nerve injury and does not seem as likely that this pain will spread to other parts of the body. Instead, sufferers are more likely to develop new areas of type II pain throughout their body.

How is complex regional pain syndrome treated?

The condition may be treated with Calmare® Therapy, a non-narcotic, non-invasive medical procedure for the treatment of chronic pain. For more information about Calmare® Therapy, please click here.

Who is a candidate for treatment?

After a thorough physician examination with your doctor, he may order some diagnostic tests that can help him determine the best course of treatment. These tests may include thermography, radiography, EMG/NCV and other testing. The results of tests such as these will give him more information that will ultimately lead to a better diagnosis and treatment plan for you.

What is the recovery process?

Recovery is most often dependent upon the severity of your condition and a number of other factors, including age and your overall health. It can consist of physical and occupational therapy, and topical or adjunctive treatments. As this condition is so painful, recovery can be long, but prognosis can be good, particularly if treatment is started within the first three months of onset.

Patients are under medical management during the recovery phase with an emphasis on minimizing and reducing pharmaceutical usage.

Calmare Pain Relief Solutions offers non-narcotic, non-invasive options for the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome to the residents of Staten Island, Brooklyn, and the surrounding communities in New York.

Our team of physicians, who boast more than 30 years of combined experience in neuropathy and are certified in the administration of Calmare® Therapy, is specially trained to help you manage and treat a number of pain conditions, including back pain, chest pain, neck pain, and nerve pain, as well as the pain often associated with cancer treatment. We also treat other painful conditions such as pain associated with shingles, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). To schedule a consultation with one of our specialists, call Calmare Pain Relief Solutions at 718-984-9020.

Written by Calmare Pain Relief Solutions August 21, 2013