CRPS Treatment Protocol

CRPS TREATMENT PROTOCOL

 
Goal Of Treatment: To eliminate, minimize and or control as many symptoms as possible and thus restore quality and enjoyment of life
 
KEY: TREATMENT MUST BE MULTI-FACTORIAL, PERFORMED SIMULTANEOUSLY AND IN AN ONGOING MANNER
 

  • REGIONAL, PERIPHERAL SYMPATHETIC NERVE BLOCKS
    blocks dysfunctional sympathetic nerve activity to one or more thermatomes of the body, can help to normalize nerve function
  • DIET MODIFICATION
    CRPS Diet”–
    eliminate foods that stimulate the sympathetic nervous system
  • MEDICATIONS 
  1. Control/ Regulate Nerve Function, reduces sympathetic based pain
  2. Anti-Inflammatories,
  3. Relieve Muscle Spasms,
  4. Sleep Aid,
  5. Antidepressants
  • MASSAGE/PHYSICAL THERAPY and MOIST HEAT APPLICATION 
  1. Promotes Circulation,
  2. Removes Noxious Chemicals
  3. Stimulates Movement
  4. Breaks Up Spasms
  5. KEY: NO PAIN PRODUCING TREATMENTS OR STIMULUS AS ANY PAIN CAN CAUSE FLARE UP OF SYMPTOMS 
  • EPSON SALT BATHS
    To Reduce Swelling And Treat Skin Alterations