We hope to assist patients, as well as family, and friends of those who suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or more recently known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This organization was formed in July 1990; and since then, has sent information regarding RSD/CRPS to hundreds of thousands patients and professionals worldwide. The free information we offer will help educate and inform you, your family, friends as well as your physician regarding the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and the latest methods of treatment for RSD/CRPS.
Epidural Nerve Blocks in the Treatment of CRPS
Doctor Hooshmand and I have co-authored the following article: Epidural Nerve Blocks in the Treatment of CRPS.
Below is an abstract from the article: Epidural Nerve Blocks in the Treatment of CRPS.
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Abstract:Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a definitive chronic pain syndrome which is associated with multiple manifestations and complications which makes this disease very difficult to treat. The frontline treatment option for most patients, after a clinical diagnose of CRPS is with a stellate ganglion nerve block (SGB). This type of nerve block can be helpful with the initial diagnoses of CRPS. When SGB are done repetitively they can cause more harm to the patient.
In this article, we will discuss other safer and more effective types of nerve blocks such as epidural nerve blocks (ENB), caudal blocks, and paravertebral nerve blocks(PNB) that can be more beneficial in the management of CRPS treatment.