CRPS & Rare Pain Conditions in Beverly Hills

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/ Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD)

CRPS is a chronic and severe pain disorder often characterized by intense pain, hypersensitivity, burning, throbbing, and/or swelling in the affected limb following an injury. The diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is made with specific and validated criteria known as the “Budapest Criteria.”

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Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a painful condition that often occurs after a limb amputation. Patients report experiencing pain in a limb that is no longer there. The pain usually begins soon after surgery and may be experienced by up to 80% of the amputee population.

Even though the limb is no longer present to send pain signals to the brain, the pain experience is still very real. The problem arises from a mix-up in signaling of the nerve input from the absent limb to the spinal cord and brain. When the typical programming and order of the nervous system is damaged, it can result in the experience of real pain.

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