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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Overview

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) causes severe and intense pain, usually in the arms, hands, legs, and feet. Although we do not know what causes CRPS, it typically occurs after an injury that damages a spinal nerve. CRPS can worsen with time and is best if treated right away once diagnosed. 

Symptoms

The symptoms of CRPS are usually very painful and unproportionate to the initial injury. Symptoms may include: 

  • Continuous throbbing pain
  • Sensitivity to touch
  • Swelling
  • Changes in skin color or texture
  • Joint stiffness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Decreased mobility

Causes

There are no known direct causes of CRPS, but it is believed to be caused by an injury to the central nervous system such as traumatic injury to the spine or peripheral nerves. It may also be the result of a heart attack or stroke. It is not known why some individuals develop CRPS while others do not. 

Treatment

Treatment for CRPS is most effective when started early. There are several treatment options to treat CRPS. These include:

We understand that each patient’s pain is unique. Therefore, the treatment recommended to each patient will be personalized to fit their condition and lifestyle. Our multi-disciplinary team of physicians offers advanced interventional and minimally-invasive techniques to help treat chronic, complex pain. Schedule an appointment today to discuss your concerns and what treatment options might be right for you!

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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Office Locations

Center for Interventional Pain & Spine, LLC has multiple convenient locations to serve you. Get started by requesting an appointment at any of our offices located in Delaware and Pennsylvania areas near major hospitals and highways.

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
Silverside Carr Corporate Center
405 Silverside Road, Suite 104, Wilmington, DE 19809
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-792-1372
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Brandywine Town Center
3401 Brandywine Parkway, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19803
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-477-6955
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Sandhill Plaza
118 Sandhill Drive, Suite 203, Middletown, DE 19709
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-378-0941
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The Helen F. Graham Cancer Center
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Suite 1200, Newark, DE 19713
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-792-1372
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Pike Creek Sports Medicine and Professional Center
3105 Limestone Road, Suite 300, Wilmington, DE 19808
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-482-2212
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Halpern Medical Plaza
1197 Airport Road, Second Floor, Suite 5, Milford, DE 19963
844-365-PAIN (7246)
302-503-3432
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Surgical Center Affiliations

  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
Orthopaedic Specialist Surgery Center
1096 Old Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19713
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Delaware Outpatient Center for Surgery
774 Christiana Road, Ste 2, Bldg B, Newark, DE 19713
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Wilmington Hospital
501 W. 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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Wilmington Roxana Canon Arsht Surgicenter
625 W. 12th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
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First State Surgery Center
1000 Twin C Lane, Suite 200, Newark, DE 19713
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Delaware Surgery Center
200 Banning Street, Suite 110, Dover , DE 19904
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