MANAGEMENT OF CRPS
Dr. Hooshmand and I have written an
article regarding the Management of CRPS.
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THE MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX
REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS)
H. Hooshmand, M.D. and Eric M.
Neurological Associates Pain
Vero Beach, Florida
Abstract. The first
step in the management of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is coming
to the arrival at an accurate diagnosis. CRPS is diagnosed by inclusion
and not by exclusion. No laboratory tests can diagnose CRPS 100% of the
time. The use of scintigraphic triphasic bone scans (STBS) may help
diagnose CRPS in approximately 55% of the cases in the first six
months(1). The research of Chelimsky et al., found STBS to be abnormal in
no more than 25% of CRPS patients(2). The use of infrared thermal imaging
(ITI) is useful in the diagnosis and management of CRPS pain. It provides
an overall picture of temperature changes in superficial and deep
structures (27 mm) (3-5). ITI provides useful clinical information when
applied with proper technique. It provides diagnostic and therapeutic
information limited to diseases involving autonomic, neurovascular, and
CRPS is a clinical diagnosis
corroborated by test such as laser doppler, STBS, and ITI. Early diagnosis
is essential for successful treatment of CRPS(8-10).
regional pain syndrome (CRPS), epidural nerve block, early diagnosis,
infrared thermal imaging (ITI), scintigraphic triphasic bone scans (STBS),
sympathetic ganglion block (SGB)
that this article will be helpful to you.
All our best!
Dr. H. Hooshmand
and Eric Phillips
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