What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

2018-06-28T01:36:49+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare neuropathic syndrome that causes lasting pain. It is thought to be caused by a nervous system glitch. Changes in skin color, swelling, and temperature abnormalities usually coexist with other symptoms. Type One CRPS involves an unknown injury, while Type Two is associated with a confirmed injury. The latter [...]

Ketamine Treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

2018-07-26T11:10:52+00:00 January 20th, 2018|

Chronic neuropathic pain remains a mystery to researchers, but evidence suggests that it involves NMDA receptors. Ketamine infusions act as an antagonist for them, so it’s unsurprising that recent trials reveal it as a promising new treatment method. The Cochrane Review found that the anesthetic provided short-term relief in small studies, and Netherlands-based researchers revealed [...]