Treatment options in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in adults and children – review

  • Katarzyna Kopcik Wojewódzki Szpital Specjalistyczny im. NMP w Częstochowie
  • Robert Kwinta Szpital Miejski w Zabrzu
  • Agnieszka Koberling Samodzielny Publiczny Zakład Opieki Zdrowotnej im. dr Kazimierza Hołogi, Nowy Tomyśl

Abstract

Abstract


Complex regional pain syndrome is a complex disease characterized by neuropathic pain out of proportion to the injury, followed by neurological malfunctions or circulation issues, swelling, sweating or trophic changes. The disease in most cases is affecting limbs, and is oftenly connected with fractures, injuries or traumas. Exact pathomechanisms underlying CRPS is not fully understood. Diagnosis is made based on physical examination, patient’s history, neurological examination and laboratory tests. Among radiological scans that are used in diagnostic process one can distinguish radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry or scintigraphy. Golden standard in making a diagnosis of CRPS are Budapest Clinical Criteria. Management methods in CRPS include physiotherapy, pharmacotherapty, psychotherapy, physical therapy and invasive methods. Main goal is to relieve pain, improve functioning and life quality of the patient.

Published
2024-02-01
How to Cite
KOPCIK, Katarzyna; KWINTA, Robert; KOBERLING, Agnieszka. Treatment options in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in adults and children – review. Polish Journal of Applied Sciences, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 3, p. 13 - 19, feb. 2024. ISSN 2451-1544. Available at: <https://pjas.ansl.edu.pl/index.php/pjas/article/view/219>. Date accessed: 22 feb. 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.34668/PJAS.2023.9.3.02.
Section
Public Health