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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Definition Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) also previously known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a complex condition occurring after injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack. It is a chronic, painful condition that usually affects a single limb after an injury. It is believed to be caused by damage to or malfunction of the nervous [...]

2019-08-31T19:31:37+00:00Categories: Medical Journal & Blog|Tags: , |

Diagnostic Blocks | Treatment for a Painful Condition

What is a Diagnostic Block? Diagnostic blocks involve the precise placement of local anesthetic or numbing medication in or near the presumed painful structure such as the zygapophyseal or facet joints or spinal nerve. The patient’s pain is assessed both before and after the block and inferences can be made regarding the “pain generator” or [...]

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