Comples Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a type of chronic, long-lasting, pain. In most cases, it develops in an arm or a leg that you have previously injured. With CRPS, you may have unexplained pain that won’t go away. It may be severe, and it may spread.


  • Continuous burning or throbbing pain, usually in the arm, leg, hand or foot
  • Sensitivity to touch or cold
  • Swelling of the painful area
  • Joint stiffness, swelling and damage
  • Muscle spasms, tremors and weakness (atrophy)
  • Decreased ability to move the affected body part

Treatment Options

  • Sympathetic Blockade (stellate ganglion and lumbar sympathetic block)
  • Peripheral Nerve Block or Stimulation
  • Dorsal Column or Spinal Cord Stimulation