Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a very serious and potentially crippling condition that affects thousands of Americans every year. There are no permanent cures for CRPS yet, but you can find relief from symptoms and a solution to chronic pain.
North Star Med Pain & Spine Center, led by double board certified physician Dr. Oyebola, offers ketamine infusion therapy and Spinal Cord Stimulator implants, the two most advanced solutions for CRPS. Patients in Dallas-Ft. Worth and nearby communities are finally finding relief from years of CRPS pain and symptoms.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome FAQ
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
CRPS is a chronic pain condition that persists over time, typically following an injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack. The pain usually affects one limb – a hand, arm, leg or foot. Experts believe the source of CRPS is a dysfunction of the central or peripheral nervous system. Severe pain is the primary symptom and may be accompanied by swelling, sensitivity and changes to the skin.
What is ketamine infusion and how effective is ketamine for CRPS?
Ketamine is a well studied and widely used general anesthetic for humans. It has a proven record for safety, is not addictive or habit forming and is on the World Health Organization Model List of Essential Medicines. Dosages used for ketamine infusions are much smaller than traditional hospital use.
Studies hosted by leading research and academic institutions, including Yale University, Stanford University, and Johns Hopkins University, have demonstrated the effectiveness of low doses of ketamine in the treatment of severe chronic or acute pain, including for CRPS. Ketamine interacts with the neurotransmitter glutamate to create new signaling pathways in the brain, to not only suppress pain but eliminate it at the source. Ketamine is also a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, which plays a role in reducing occurrence of chronic pain symptoms.
To learn more about ketamine for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, please visit our Dallas-Ft. Worth ketamine infusion therapy page.
What is neurostimulation and how does a SCS implant for CRPS work?
Spinal Cord Stimulators are required for neurostimulation to work. Neurostimulation blocks or alters pain signals in the nerves, effectively “short circuiting” pain sensations and symptoms. Neurostimulation can greatly reduce your pain levels and vastly improve comfort and quality of life.
To learn more about neurostimulation, please visit our Dallas-Ft. Worth neuromodulation and spinal cord stimulator implants page.
Dallas-Ft. Worth CRPS Treatment Doctors
North Star Med Pain & Spine Center and Dr. Oyebola can provide you the most advanced solutions for chronic pain and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, including ketamine IV infusion therapy and Spinal Cord Stimulator implantation.
Do you have questions about CRPS? Please contact us for more information about how ketamine infusion therapy and SCS implants are changing lives for the better. We can help you enjoy a better, happier, healthier you.