Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 09, 2018
  • Author: T P Sudha Rao, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is the clinical background of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Which conditions are relevant in the development of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1)?

What types of penetrating wounds can lead to complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What are the traumatic causes of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Which procedures are implicated in the development of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Which local disorders are associated with complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Which systemic disorders are associated with complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

How common is complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD) in the US?

What are the demographics of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Presentation

What is the clinical history of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

How is pain in complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD) characterized?

What are the symptoms of increased sympathetic activity in complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What precipitating factors may lead to complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What are the physical findings in complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

DDX

What are the IASP criteria for diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What are the differential diagnoses for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)?

Workup

Which lab studies are indicated in the workup of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the role of radiography in the workup of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the role of radionuclide imaging in the workup of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Treatment

What are the treatment guidelines for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

How is the functional restoration algorithm for complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD) implemented?

Which medications are used in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the medical treatment for complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the role of sympathetic block in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the role of sympatholytic drugs in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Which medications are indicated in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What are the surgical options for the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the role of upper thoracic or lumbar sympathectomy in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What are the considerations in upper thoracic or lumbar sympathectomy for the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the role of chemical sympathectomy in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the role of spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the role of amputation in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Which specialist consultations are indicated in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the role of physical and occupational therapy in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

How is physical therapy used in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Medications

How do medications treat complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

Which medications in the drug class Endocrine agents are used in the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)?

Which medications in the drug class Anti-inflammatory agents are used in the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)?

Which medications in the drug class Sympatholytics are used in the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)?

Follow-up

How is complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD) prevented?

What are the complications of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What is the prognosis of complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD)?

What should patients with complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS 1) (RSD) be educated about?