Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Treatment: Typically consist of a series of 5-10 treatments on serial days when possible. These infusions can be modified for individualized patient needs. These are 4 hour infusion sessions.
The four main symptoms of CRPS include constant, chronic burning pain, inflammation, spasms, and insomnia/emotional disturbances. The pain is typically accompanied by swelling, skin changes, extreme sensitivity, and can often be debilitating. It usually affects one or more of the four limbs but can occur in any part of the body and in over 70% of the patients it spreads to additional areas. There are a great many additional symptoms that can also occur over the course of the disease.
Current evidence suggests that the symptoms of CRPS are generated by a sufficiently intense or prolonged painful stimulus that causes increased and prolonged glutamate release. The glutamate released, in turn, stimulates NMDA receptors and causes central sensitization.
We will work with you and your health care provider to find a plan that best fits your needs.