Meet our doctor who can help with CRPS (also known as RSD treatment)
Do you suffer from intense burning and stabbing pain, stiffness, or swelling in your hand and have also noticed discoloration of the hand, arm or leg? These signs and symptoms may be caused by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). Do not wait a moment longer to visit Dr. Eyad Alsabbagh, who, as the medical director of Pain Management and Spine Care, provides the highest quality of service to patients suffering from multiple conditions, including back pain and narcotics addiction. Most recently, Dr. Alsabbagh has begun participating in a clinical research study developing new treatments for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in Brooksville (RSD treatment Brooksville).
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS or RSD) is a chronic pain condition, i.e., one that lasts more than 6 months, which occurs mostly after an injury. This syndrome usually affects one limb, such as a hand, arm, leg or even foot, but it can also appear in other areas of the body. Experts believe that CRPS occurs as a result of damage and dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous system. In exceptional cases, it develops after surgery, a heart attack, or another medical problem.
What are the symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
The major symptom of CRPS is prolonged severe pain. Patients describe the pain as a burning, “pins and needles” sensation, or as a feeling of compression on the affected limb. Moreover, the pain may radiate to the whole arm or leg, even though the injury may have only affected one small part of the body, such as a finger or toe. Other common symptoms of CRPS include:
- Increased sensitivity in the affected area (skin might be tender to the touch)
- Changes in skin temperature (the affected limb might feel warmer or cooler than the other), skin color (the affected skin may become blotchy, blue, purple, pale, or red), or swelling of the affected limb
- Changes in skin texture on the affected area (may become thin and shiny)
- Changes in hair and nail growth patterns
- Stiffness and pain in affected joints
- Muscle pain and weakness
- Loss of mobility in the affected area – problems coordinating muscle movement or abnormal movement
How is CRPS treated? RDS Treatment in Spring Hill and Brooksville.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for CRPS. However, our specialist at a pain management clinic in Brooksville can help manage the effects of CRPS. Improvement and even remission of CRPS is possible with the appropriate treatment. Pain Management & Spine Care offers complex regional pain syndrome therapy in Brooksville and Spring Hill (RSD treatment in Brooksville and Spring Hill). The sooner treatment is started, the better the chances of success. Early diagnosis and treatment are important in order to prevent CRPS from progressing. There are various therapies that are commonly used to treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome:
- Nonsurgical treatment:
- Pharmacotherapy (medication)
- Injection therapy
- Therapy such as rehabilitation, physical therapy or psychotherapy
- Surgical treatment:
If nonsurgical treatment fails, then a surgical procedure is likely to be proposed that would help reduce the symptoms:
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Pain pump implantation
- Surgical sympathectomy
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is difficult to diagnose, as there is not one specific test that can be used to diagnose it, and many criteria must be satisfied across several categories for it to be identified clinically. Nevertheless, Dr. Alsaggabh’s pain management clinic in Brooksville and Spring Hill is expert in assessing and treating pain and can offer you unique and effective CRPS treatment (RSD therapy Brooksville) options.
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