Category: Sympathetic & CRPS

Desensitization for neuropathic pain

Because pain is so deeply wired in the brain as a danger signal, patients with pain often avoid touching or using painful areas. However, stimulation & use actually help some neuropathic pain conditions. “Graded desensitization”, by stimulating nerves just enough to be uncomfortable, resets painful nerves in some pain conditions. Beginner Massages Using body lotion, apply…

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Sympathetic blocks for pain

The sympathetic nervous system lets the brain control the organs to maintain overall balance of body systems. In many chronic pain conditions, it worsens inflammation & pain; in some, they even become pathologic. Sympathetic blocks help reduce these effects. Sympathetically Maintained Pain Sympathetic nerves release norepinephrine and: Sensitize painful nerve endings Widen arteries causing redness…

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Early CRPS diagnosis and treatment

CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) affects hands or feet after injuries or surgeries. The burning pain of CRPS is much harder to treat if not found early. CRPS detection & treatment should START NOW. A referral should be made to a board-certified Pain Medicine specialist, who can perform advanced procedures such as ketamine infusion, bisphosphonate…

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