26 Sep Signs and Symptoms of CRPS
If you have been experiencing unexplained chronic pain that seems to be getting worse, you may have a condition called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is considered a rare condition, which means that it can be difficult to find a doctor who can treat it and help you find the relief you so desperately seek.
CRPS is a neuroinflammatory disorder caused by damage to the nervous system and immune system. The damage may be caused by surgery or an injury. In CRPS, the nerves send the brain constant pain signals – and it’s not just minor pain. The pain level is so intense that it ranks as one of the highest on the McGill University Pain Scale.
Are you one of the 200,000 people in the United States who has CRPS? Find out more about this condition and see if you have any of the symptoms. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.
Telltale Signs of CRPS
CRPS can be challenging to diagnose since some of the symptoms mimic other conditions. Look for these signs:
• Pain that’s deep, burning or aching
• Pain from something that should not cause pain, such as a shower
• Injury or trauma that hurts much more than it should
• Increased skin sensitivity
• Swelling that’s more intense than usual
• Weakness, decreased mobility, paralysis and other motor issues
• Abnormal hair or nail growth
• Changes to skin color
• Skin temperature changes from one side of the body to the other
• Excessive sweating
These symptoms may not occur all at the same time. Some may come and go. Women are more likely to be affected with CRPS, but there is a growing number of children who are being diagnosed with this condition.
Manage CRPS With Help From Scottsdale Pain Management Experts at Integrated Pain Consultants
CRPS can make you feel like you’re in constant nerve pain. This condition is one of the specialties of board certified pain management expert Dr. Nikesh Seth. He and his team of Scottsdale pain specialists offer various treatments – such as joint injections, spinal cord stimulation and sympathetic blocks – to help you find relief. Schedule a consultation online today or call (480) 626-2552.