What is the goal of treatment for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?

Updated: Jun 20, 2018
  • Author: Gaurav Gupta, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen A Berman, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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Treatment of CRPS should be immediate and directed toward the full restoration of function in the affected extremity. This objective is best accomplished via a comprehensive, interdisciplinary treatment regimen with an emphasis on pain management and functional restoration. [165, 8] Pain specialists include neurologists, anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, psychologists, and general practitioners.

CPRS: complex regional pain syndrome; SMP: sympath CPRS: complex regional pain syndrome; SMP: sympathetically maintained pain.

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