Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a confusing condition that typically develops after surgery, an injury or even a heart attack or stroke. The onset of pain is usually in an arm or leg and is completely out of proportion to the injury the victim suffered. This condition is uncommon, but treatments can be effective to relieve pain and sometimes to eliminate the condition.
Dr. Roy Nini is a renowned pain management expert in Los Angeles who provides treatment for complex regional pain syndrome. Although symptoms can vary from person to person, the most common symptoms can include, but not be limited to:
- Long-term burning or throbbing pain
- Swelling of the painful area of the body
- Changes in skin color
- Changes in skin temperature
- Joint swelling, stiffness
- Muscle stiffness, atrophy
- Limited function in the area of pain
Symptoms of CRPS can fade away on their own or progress and worsen. Treatment is most effective when they begin quickly after an early diagnosis.
Successful Help for CRPS in Los Angeles, Encino
CRPS can be diagnosed by combining the results of several different tests. Bone scans, x-rays, sweat tests and MRI imaging together can give a complete picture of CRPS and how far the condition has progressed, including what exactly has been affected. Treatments will depend on what parts of the body are affected and how.
Dr. Nini will seek to alleviate pain while seeking to stimulate healing in affected parts of the body that are causing complications and/or pain. This can include steroid injections, joint injections, PRP, stem cell therapy, heat therapy, physical therapy and other nerve blocking treatments. Acupuncture and spinal cord stimulation have also been effective at treating some patients with CRPS.
If you experience unexplained or unusual pain, especially after an injury or surgery, contact Full Range Spine & Ortho
for a consultation with Dr. Roy Nini. He and our medical team can diagnose and design an effective treatment plan for complex regional pain syndrome in Los Angeles.