Did you know that today is “Color the World Orange Day”?  Color The World Orange is an event held the first Monday of November each year to spread awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

What is CRPS?

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, is characterized by severe chronic pain that usually begins after an injury, surgery, or other physically traumatic event. The severe pain continues even after the original injury has healed.

Symptoms of CRPS include, but are not limited to:

  • Severe pain that can be described as burning, deep, aching, or pins and needles
  • Difficulty moving the affected body part
  • Extreme skin sensitivity
  • Changes to skin color, texture, and temperature around the affected area
  • Abnormal hair and nail growth
  • Abnormal sweating



What treatment options are available?

Patients with CRPS have found success with several different treatment options. Treatment may include:

  • -Physical therapy
  • -Medications
  • -Nerve blocks
  • -Spinal cord stimulation
  • -Alternative therapy such as chiropractic treatment
  • -Psychotherapy

If you think you or a loved one are suffering from CRPS, give Pain Specialists of Charleston a call today to make an appointment: 843-818-1181! OR Visit Our Website!