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How can complex regional pain syndrome be treated?

i was diagnosed with crps - complex regional pain syndrome formerly known as rds - reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (over 4 years ago) along with dystonia of my right leg, the pain is constant from the middle of my spine and also impacting both of my legs down to both my feet and toes. there are many days when it is difficult to walk let alone sit, stand, or even lie down. I no longer get sleep because of the pain. Many times I have considered amputation, because the pain is so unbearable. My doctors have me on many different medications including opioids, muscle relaxers, mind altering meds, depression, anxiety, hbp meds, and many others totaling 23 prescriptions, yet nothing seems to take the pain away, it may dull it to an 8. I am highly susceptible to getting infections when it comes to surgeries, I thought I would mention that in case it would have an impact on any responses to my question...is there any relief for individuals suffering with crps - complex regional pain syndrome formerly known as rds. this is only part of my story but it is hopefully enough to get a response.
Tue, 17 Jul 2018
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

* The presentation of narrated symptoms suggest that the management itself is also complex as per the condition.
* With the recent modality of pain management, in our clinic, I recommend regional blocks with interventional radiologist and neuro physician working together gives best results.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.



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