What is CRPS?
Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition. Affected sites include one’s limb—which include your arm, hand, leg or foot—and usually happens after an injury.
What Causes CRPS?
Probable causes for the condition may be damage to your nervous system. It often occurs when you hurt your hand, foot or leg and is thought to be the result when something goes wrong with the healing process involving the original injury.
What are the Symptoms?
Intense pain is the most significant and well-known symptom of the condition. That usually means burning or throbbing pain that is constant, skin being much too sensitive to touch or cold, and skin that gets white, red, blue or mottled. If there is any stiffness in your joints or swelling, if your nails and hair grow at a faster rate, and if you suffer from muscle spasms or weakness, then you may have CRPS.
What are the Stages?
The first month to about three months, you will feel burning pain. You’ll notice that the affected sites are much more sensitive to touch. From the third month up to a year, your joints will begin to swell. The pain will start to spread while the stiffness in your joints grow worse. By the time the condition has lasted for a year, your skin has turned pale, stretched, and shiny. The pain may lessen but the stiffness in your joints may affect the mobility and flexibility of the limb for the rest of your life.
What is the Treatment?
The symptoms get worse over time. That’s why it’s important to identify the condition early on, so you can receive complex regional pain syndrome treatment as soon as possible. In this case, though, pain care may involve the use of ketamine for treatment. By using the drug to treat the pain symptoms, patients can experience a marked difference in the level of pain they experienced. If you are looking for a way to cut down on the pain or to reduce your morphine intake, then look for ketamine treatment facilities.
How do I Get Help?
Get your complex regional pain syndrome treated at Ketamine Infusion Centers. Experience pain care and management that works. With our approach to treatment, we give patients a chance to improve the quality of their life. Reach out to anyone on our team and ask us how we can help you manage your condition.