The chronic pain condition know an complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) was formerly referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). The pain stems from intense nerve impulses in a particular location. Complex regional pain syndrome is a disorder of the peripheral nervous system, and it most often occurs in patients between the ages of 20 and 35. Women are more prone than men to the condition, and children can also suffer from CRPS. Symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Pain described as burning
- Joint stiffness
- Inability to fully move the affected body part
- Hair and nail growth changes
Pain from CRPS can be felt in the arms and legs, and cause changes in temperature or skin color. The affected arm or leg can sweat too much, too little, or be swollen and the skin can look different. CRPS can arise after little events, like having a foot placed in a cast. Treatment of CRPS requires a specialist, such as ones found at The Helm Center.
Our team can treat complex regional pain syndrome or reflex sympathetic dystrophy with various therapies. After your complete exam and consultation, our specialists will design a custom treatment plan to relieve your pain.
At The Helm Center, we use contemporary techniques to diagnose and treat your pain. You may call us today to schedule your consultation with one of our specialists.