CRPS



Do You Have CRPS? In Our Treatment Centers, We Can Give You the Help That You Need

Severe, constant pain in one limb, could be a sign of CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). This is a rare condition often described as an abnormal response to an injury or trauma. There are two types: type 1, or RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), and type 2, known as causalgia. We can help you manage CRPS in our treatment centers.

Type 1 (RSD)
Doesn’t involve nerve damage. Appears after a trauma that didn't directly affect the nerves in the limb.

Type 2 (Causalgia)
Presents evidence of nerve damage after a trauma in the affected limb.

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Some of CRPS Symptoms

Severe Pain
Constant, burning pain, usually in one leg, foot, arm, or hand. Greater than what you could expect from the injury.

Changes
Variations in the color and texture of the skin, temperature alterations, increased sweating, and alterations in hair and nail growth.

Skin Sensitivity
You may present extreme sensitivity to touch or cold, as well as swelling, weakness, spasms, and loss of mobility.

Treating CRPS With Spinal Cord Stimulation

Effective treatments depend on an accurate diagnosis. In our CRPS treatment centers, one of the procedures our specialists may recommend is spinal cord stimulation, depending on your case. This minimally invasive treatment consists of inserting a small device under the skin that disrupts pain signals before they get to the brain.

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Important Facts about Spinal Cord Stimulation

Minimally-invasive



This procedure is performed with small incisions. It doesn’t carry significant risks.



Pain control



You’ll be given a remote control so you can control the amount of electrical stimulation.



How it works



SCS doesn’t treat the underlying conditions but provides effective pain relief.



FAQ About Spinal Cord Stimulation

How is spinal cord stimulation used to treat CPRS?


SCS is a minimally invasive procedure in which a small device is implanted under the skin. The system delivers electrical stimulation to the nerves in the spinal cord. This “disguises” pain signals coming from the affected limb, replacing them with a soft tingling sensation.



How is the process to treat CRPS with SCS?


our doctor should decide whether this is the best therapy for you.

Before the procedure, you will have a trial for 5 to 7 days. This will help us evaluate if the spinal cord stimulator is effective for you. The trial is considered successful if it reduces at least 50% of the pain.

Before the procedure, each device is specifically set up for each patient. You will also receive a remote control, so you can adjust the intensity of the signals, turn on and off the system, among other functionalities.



How effective is spinal cord stimulation in managing CPRS?


Studies show that spinal cord stimulation can significantly decrease CPRS pain by more than 50%. In fact, it’s more effective than other therapies.

Is spinal cord stimulation safe?


Spinal cord stimulation therapy is very safe. There are some risks, such as bleeding, infection, and allergic reaction to the device.



Can I use SCS to treat pain in different areas?


The device can help you alleviate the pain in different areas. Our specialists can set it based on your needs, so you can use the remote to control pain in different zones.



Will people see the implant?


The system is discretely implanted in the most convenient location for you, so it won’t be visible to others. You may be able to feel it if you press the area.




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