Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a painful condition that causes severe swelling in the arms, hands, legs, and feet and changes in skin color, temperature, and texture that varies in severity. This condition may be caused by damage in the peripheral and central nervous system. The pain caused by CRPS can become chronic and may be a prolonged feeling that is very uncomfortable depending on the severity of nerve damage caused from the injury. The pain from CRPS has been described as a burning or stabbing pain in the affected limbs that may spread the entire leg or arm. Other symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome include shiny or thin-looking skin with increased sensitivity to the area, abnormal sweating patterns, increased nail and hair growth patterns, stiff joints, and coordination issues.

How Can Calmare® Treat My CRPS?

Often the treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome will incorporate the use of the Calmare® device, which has been used to successfully treat over 4,000 patients worldwide, and it has been shown to be effective in treating neuropathic and oncologic pain. The Calmare® device is extremely useful in helping to reduce swelling, stiffness, and the amount of pain patients with CRPS report.

The Calmare® device uses a biophysical rather than a biochemical approach. A “no-pain” message is transmitted to the nerve via disposable surface electrodes applied to the skin in the region of the patient’s pain. The perception of pain is cancelled when the no-pain message replaces that of pain, by using the same pathway through the surface electrodes in a non-invasive way. Regardless of pain intensity, a patient’s pain can be completely removed for immediate relief.

More Information

Although research and in depth data about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome are not readily available based on the accessibility of data, CRPS is generally observed in patients who are around 40 years old, but not the elderly, and there have been cases in which teenagers have been diagnosed with CRPS. Fortunately, children under five years old do not get CRPS, and it is extremely rare in children between 5-10 years old.

To learn more about how Calmare® can treat the pain you get from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, visit SF Bay Peripheral Neuropathy or call (925) 393-0100 to speak with one of our Peripheral Neuropathy professionals today.

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