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RSD/CRPS refers to reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also called complex regional pain syndrome.

What is RSD/CRPS?

It is a rare disorder that affects the sympathetic nervous system. Its most common characteristic is chronic and severe pain. The sympathetic nervous system is responsible for regulating involuntary functions and movements of the body. For example, it regulates blood pressure, the constriction of the blood vessels, and the heart rate. When this system abnormally or excessively responds, it results to reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome.

What are the symptoms of RSD/CRPS?

Statistics show that CRPS is more common in women than men and people aged 20-35. However, it can also occur in children. The following are the most common symptoms associated with this condition.

  • Severe, chronic, and burning pain.
  • Swelling and stiffness of the joints.
  • Sudden change in hair and nail growth pattern.
  • Decreased ability to move the body part affected by the condition.
  • Changes in skin temperature and color.
  • Some people have sweaty skin.

What causes RSD/CRPS?

It is a chronic pain condition that results from a dysfunction in the peripheral or central nervous system. The pain occurs when high levels of nerve impulses are sent to the site affected.

How is RSD/CRPS treated?

The treatment for RSD or CRPS is a combination of various treatments, which include physical therapy, nerve blogs, TENS, and taking prescribed medications. Constant monitoring and therapy are necessary. Make an appointment with us today to discuss your optimal treatment.

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RSD/CRPS Treatments

Here at Arizona Pain and Spine Institute, we improve our patients’ quality of life by alleviating and managing their pain. Some of our RSD/CRPS treatments include:

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Why choose AZ Pain and Spine Institute to treat your RSD/CRPS?

We have a team of medical practitioners, pain management doctors, and staff who are experts on pain management, including RSD/CRPS. We use state-of-the-art technology and effective approaches in achieving our mission. We care about your well-being and are committed to making your life pain-free.