FAQS About CRPS

Chronic Pain Los Angeles CA

CRPS is short for complex regional pain syndrome. It can cause crippling pain. It can also be challenging to find effective relief if you suffer from it. Ketamine treatments are a safe and effective option to find relief from your CRPS when other medication and therapy has not given you relief. There are many frequently asked questions when it comes to CRPS.

What Are Common Symptoms of CRPS?

The Mayo Clinic lists many common symptoms of CPRS. Your symptoms may include continuous burning or throbbing pain, usually in your arm, leg, hand, or foot. You may experience sensitivity to touch or cold. Swelling of the area that is painful is common. Changes in skin temperature, color or texture or changes in your hair or nail growth are common. Joint stiffness and swelling is a common symptom of CRPS. Muscle spasms, tremors, weakness, and atrophy are also common. You may also have a decreased ability to move the affected body part.

Who Can Get CRPS?

CRPS is more common in women, but it can occur at any age. Its peak age is 40. It is rare in older people. Children under the age of 10 rarely get it, and almost no children under age five are affected.

What Causes CRPS?

It is not clear why some people develop CPRS while others do not. In most cases, it is triggered by a clear history of trauma or injury. There is some limited data that suggests that it may be influenced by genetics. It also occasionally develops without any known injury.

What Are Treatment Options For CRPS?

There are a variety of treatment options used to help with CRPS. Rehabilitation, physical therapy, psychotherapy, medication, sympathetic nerve blocks, surgical sympathectomy, spinal cord stimulation, and other types of neural stimulation are common treatment options for CRPS. Ketamine treatment is an emerging treatment for CRPS. It uses low doses of ketamine to reduce substantially or eliminate the chronic pain of CRPS.

If you’re looking for relief from your chronic pain due to CRPS, contact Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles today.

Posted on behalf of Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles


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