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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Formerly recognized as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain condition often experienced as swelling, burning, discomfort, or numbness primarily in the limbs. This is sometimes accompanied by alterations in skin appearance, texture, color, and even muscle spasms. CRPS often arises following significant events like a stroke or heart attack.

CRPS sufferers frequently experience allodynia (pain from what is usually a non-painful contact), persistent burning pain predominantly in an arm or leg, redness, and skin changes.

CRPS is commonly triggered by:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains or muscle strains
  • Soft tissue injuries such as burns, cuts, or bruises
  • Limb immobility (like wearing a cast)
  • Surgical procedures

The signs and symptoms that could indicate CRPS include:

  • Persistent throbbing pain, typically in one of your arms, legs, hands, or feet
  • Swelling in the affected region
  • Skin color changes, varying from white to red or blue
  • Alterations in skin texture
  • Changes in hair and nail growth
  • Stiffness in joints
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle spasms


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatments in North Dallas, TX

We have pain management clinics in North Dallas including Sherman, Rowlett, Greenville & Forney, TX

At Dallas Pain Institute, we recognize the severe pain and discomfort associated with CRPS. We firmly believe in a proactive and aggressive approach towards treating CRPS for optimal results. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at one of our Dallas-area clinics to tackle the challenges of CRPS head-on.