What is CRPS?
CRPS/RSD is a rare condition, better known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or Reflux Sympathetic Dystrophy. It impacts 5 in 100,000 people for type I and less than 1 in 100,000 for type II. The rarity of the condition leads many people to ignore the symptoms. Attending a CRPS Treatment Center can help people improve their health and deal with the condition.
CRPS/RSD is classified as a rare disorder that causes neuro-inflammatory disorder. The condition occurs when the immune system inaccurately initiates an immune response from trauma. Nerves misfire because the body believes tissue damage is occurring, and pain signals are sent to the brain. Pain is so severe that on pain scales, it’s one of the highest listed.
CRPS Signs & Symptoms
Pain is the main symptom of the condition and normally begins after one of the following:
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Nerve injury
Pain is persistent, and the pain is debilitating, leading to disability in many sufferers. There are many signs and symptoms associated with CRPS/RSD, including:
- Increase in skin sensitivity
- Moderate-to-severe pain from an activity that shouldn’t cause pain
- Heightened sensitivity where the pain increases
- Skin temperature
- Skin color
- Nail or hair growth
- Loss or limited range of motion
- Weakness in a certain area
While this condition can occur at any age to any sex, it’s more common in women than men, according to one study. In recent years, a higher number of children have started to suffer from the condition, although researchers are not sure why.
Physicians often have a difficult time making a diagnosis for CRPS. There are not many diagnostic tools available for diagnosis, but most diagnostic testing involves ruling out conditions. That's why a CRPS treatment center is a better option for some people.
Your doctor will want to be sure that you're not suffering from another condition or dysfunction that’s causing your pain.
Diagnosis will include:
- Gathering a complete patient history
- Laboratory tests to rule of certain conditions
- Full examination
You may have to undergo a bone scan, x-rays, MRI and sweat production tests to diagnose your condition.
A diagnosis is important because it allows for rapid treatment.
CRPS Treatment Options
A CRPS treatment center will be best suited for helping treat your pain. Traditionally, the earlier that you seek treatment, the better. The main issue with treating the condition early is that diagnosing the condition can be very difficult.
The goal of all treatment options is to help a person live a long, fulfilled life without extensive pain.
CRPS Treatment can be complex, with numerous medications prescribed to help control symptoms. A few of the many treatment options that may be recommended by your physician include:
- Over-the-counter pain relievers may be recommended, or a prescription may be written to combat high levels of pain.
- Corticosteroids may be given if you’re suffering from loss of range of motion or inflammation.
- Antidepressants have shown promise in helping treat pain from damaged nerves.
- Nerve-blocking medication may provide relief by blocking the response from pain fibers.
Physical and occupational therapy, heat therapy, topicals and other forms of treatment may be recommended.
However, there are some individuals with CRPS that do not respond well to treatment. A small number of these individuals will often commit suicide because their pain is so severe.
What Is RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is not well understood in cause or treatment. The Bridge CRPS Treatment Center has had varying success at our RSD Retreat with this debilitating condition. We use nutrition, acupuncture, traditional and non-traditional therapies to promote healing. We have taken several patients with severe RSD that have recovered completely and we have taken one other patient that achieved marked improvement but still suffers from flare ups from time to time.
Others may not be able to tell you where has come from or when it will go away, but like all syndromes your body understands details that others do not. Our work will include deeply involving mind body techniques to utilize your own internal resources to provide understanding and healing. If you suffer from this condition please call us and let us talk you through our treatment program and what you can expect. We would love to help!
CRPS Treatment Programs
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS should be treated with a CRPS recovery program that will help you remain comfortable, get back to your active lifestyle, and avoid feeling as though you are in so much pain that you cannot manage it. There are people who want to try a brand new CRPS recovery program, and they will find healing through this simple system. To get an assessment of your condition, give us a call at 855-207-1260 and find out how it relates to the CRPS treatment program.
CRPS & Traditional Medicine
Combining traditional pain management with new techniques it all apart of the healing program. CRPS is very hard on your body, and you need a CRPS pain healing program that will help you recover faster. You should talk to the staff about how you feel, how much you are progressing, and how the non-traditional treatments are working. These techniques are unique, but they can give you more peace of mind while also healing your body.
CRPS Mind-Body Techniques
We use mind and body techniques that will help you get in touch with yourself. Understanding how you are feeling physically and emotionally can help you to become more in tune with your body and help find the best healing methods for you. You must learn how to breathe in a way that is healthy for you as people with chronic pain tend to breathe less or more shallow which can actually make pain worse. The mind and body techniques are interesting in that they teach you something that feels like meditation. We want you to have a happy place to go to that will make it much easier for you to recover from your illness. Plus, we want you to feel as though you can go back to this happy place any time you like.
What Is A CRPS Treatment Center?
We have trained and certified staff members who will give you the best care you could possibly imagine. Multidisciplinary care allows you to cover many different avenues of treatment. Plus, you are shown many different ways to heal that might seem unrelated. You should ask your trained therapist if they have any tips for you going forward. They will show you new ways that you can heal at each new appointment. This is a simple thing to do, but you must be willing to keep an open mind. Talk with your therapists before making any drastic changes to the way that you manage your body or healthcare. You can try some items that might work, and you might need to try other items that will work perfectly.
A Positive Environment for CRPS recovery
The Bridge CRPS treatment center has created a positive and enriching atmosphere for you. We will work with you in the peace and comfort that this location provides. You have the beautiful Utah mountains in the background. You could spend a lot of your time focusing on nature, beauty, and simplicity. People tend to recover much faster when they are in a place with clean air and natural beauty.
Our CRPS retreat give you a beautiful place to stay, and we will show you how easy it is to get your body back into shape. You can learn to work around your pain while healing at the same time.
The CRPS recovery program that we offer is here to help you change your life, feel different about your body, and get your body back. You can learn to avoid all the pain that you have been used to. You can demand your progress reports to chart how far you have come. We will talk to you in great detail about how to manage your pain. We will explain how we can help you with simple things like medication, meditation, and mindfulness.