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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a nervous system malfunction that you may not have heard of unless you or someone you know has been diagnosed with it. CRPS is a chronic condition where a person feels pain in one or more of their limbs after an injury.

If you have recently had an injury and find that you are having pain in one or more of your limbs, check to make sure it is not CRPS. After a CRPS diagnosis, you probably want to get as much information as you can about the condition. Here are the facts about CRPS:

CRPS Usually Affects the Arms or Legs After Injury or Incident

Your arms and legs are the typical areas that CRPS could impact. It most often occurs after an injury or incident like stroke, heart attack or surgical procedure.

You Should Begin Treatment as Early as You Can

If you are able to begin treatment as early as possible, it will increase your chances of effectively treating it into possible remission. Pay attention to your symptoms and do not ignore the signs of CRPS.

As soon as you recognize CRPS symptoms, get help right away. A specialist can help you manage the symptoms, relieve the pain and keep the condition from getting worse.

Symptoms of CRPS

The symptoms of CRPS may include:

  • Constant feeling of burning or throbbing in the affected limb, typically your leg, arm, foot or hand
  • Swelling in the affected limb
  • The limb may be sensitive to old temperatures or being touched
  • Your limb may change temperature from hot to cold and back
  • Your joints may swell or feel stiff
  • Your skin tone may change, turning mottled or shades of red or blue
  • You skin may also have texture changes, becoming thinner, more tender or shiny
  • The affected limb may have changes in nail and hair growth
  • You may experience muscle spasms or atrophy
  • Difficulty moving the affected limb

These symptoms can vary from one person to the next, but the sensitivity and pain may occur first. The important thing is to see a doctor as soon as you can.

Critical Information About CRPS

One of the reasons why it is so important to pay attention to the symptoms is because the changes in skin color may occur at a point when your condition has become irreversible. Again, prompt treatment is crucial.

It is possible for CRPS to go away on its own if the pain and symptoms are not too severe and do not get worse. However, CRPS could possibly spread from the affected limb to another part of your body, like the limb on the opposite side.

Keep in mind that CRPS pain could get worse if you are stressed out. So even if the condition has you feeling stressed, try to stay calm and simply get the help you need.

Your medical team can help you find the right treatment plan and get your CRPS symptoms under control before they get worse.

Tampa pain specialist Dr. Rodolfo Gari of Physician Partners of America recently appeared on the NBC program DayTime to talk about the benefits and draw-backs of over-the-counter pain relievers.

There are many companies who claim to have created a patch or pill that will significantly ease or completely eliminate chronic pain. In many cases these results are inflated or completely untrue.

While every patient’s chronic pain is different, it’s vital that any chronic pain relief regiment is decided on in conjunction with a medical professional. Chronic pain is a serious medical condition and requires a medical professional to appropriately treat and diagnose.

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Have you tried acupuncture yet?

You know, the thing where they stick you with a bunch of needles and it’s supposed to make you feel better? Does it even work? The answer is a resounding YES! The 3000-year-old ancient Chinese healing treatment is used to promote and restore balance to the energy that flows throughout the body.

Benefits gained from this non-invasive therapy include relief from anxiety, stress, and depression, as well as, relief from digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the following 5 amazing benefits you can get from regular acupuncture sessions.

Top 5  Benefits of Acupuncture

  1. Pain Relief. Acupuncture has been proven to help heal migraines and lower back aches. Regular sessions can relieve pain and discomfort for months at a time.
  2. Heart Health. Acupuncture helps to lower high blood pressure and stress which are two triggers for heart attacks and disorders.
  3. Mood Altering. In addition to the stress relieving just mentioned, acupuncture has been known to regulate the neurotransmitters in your body that promote happiness.
  4. Immune Boost. A skilled acupuncture therapist can place certain needles that trigger immune-boosting cells to target infections and irregularities.
  5. Sleep Assist. Acupuncture helps increase the production of the neurotransmitters that are associated with relaxation which can help those who suffer from troubling sleeping or insomnia.

These five reasons alone should have you ringing our phone off the hook right now, but there is so much more acupuncture can do for you and your pain! Contact our doctors today to find out more, or go ahead and schedule an appointment to get your session booked now.