What is the role of medications in the treatment of 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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Clinical trials strongly suggest that steroids are effective when given in the acute phase of CRPS type I. This is probably related to their effects on neurogenic inflammation. Opioids can bring relief for acute as well as chronic pain. Intranasal calcitonin has been used successfully to treat CRPS-related pain.

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