Regional pain, sometimes referred to as complex regional pain syndrome, is believed to be caused by abnormal signals from the nerves to the brain. National Pain Institute offers regional pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What Is Regional Pain?
Regional pain, also known as complex regional pain syndrome or CRPS, is a chronic pain condition that is believed to be caused by overactive nerves. These nerves send erroneous pain signals to the brain from areas where you do not have an injury or underlying issues. The pain sensations can happen in any part of the body.
What Are the Symptoms of Regional Pain?
- Swelling in the arms or legs
- Reduced mobility due to the pain
- Skin that is very sensitive to the touch
- Feeling cold or having the chills
- Stiffness in the joints
- Excessive sweating
- Thinning of the skin or changes to skin texture
- Constant pain that can be quite intense
- Burning or stinging sensation in the skin
- Changes to skin color, such as red blotches
What Are the Benefits of Treatment for Regional Pain?
Regional pain is a debilitating condition, and managing the pain with medications alone rarely provides adequate relief. Interventional pain management techniques provide a more comprehensive solution to the condition. All of the treatments are performed in our office on an outpatient basis, so you do not need to spend time in the hospital.
How Is Regional Pain Treated?
- Sympathetic nerve block.
- IV therapies .
- Spinal cord stimulation.
- Intrathecal medication pump .
- Injections .
What Should I Expect After Treatment for Regional Pain?
When the right treatment combinations are used to manage complex regional pain syndrome, patients are able to enjoy a higher quality of life without depending on prescription pain medications. The treatments also reduce the risk of unwanted side effects from pain medications. You should continue to visit with your primary care physician to be monitored for any changes to your symptoms.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers regional pain treatments for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.