There are many treatments for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) that are regularly used for patients. However, there is no one specific treatment for CRPS at this moment, although there are trials going ahead around the world and, unfortunately at this time, there is no actual cure. There are a number of treatments for CRPS that are used to help patients manage the many signs and symptoms of CRPS.
One thing that doctors are encouraged to do for patients diagnosed with CRPS, as stated in the research study by Hsu, E.S. (2009), is: "…we need to start pain management immediately with the ambition to restore function in every probable case of CRPS. An interdisciplinary setting with comprehensive approach (pharmacologic, interventional, and psychological in conjunction with rehabilitation pathway) has been proposed as protocol in the practical management of CRPS."
A useful website resource, called About My Pain, gives chronic pain and CRPS sufferers information about treatment for their condition, including the Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) stimulation treatment for CRPS.
The treatments for CRPS are split up into groups, as there are different areas that are used to try and restore the function and even the movement of the limb that has been affected, many of which will be mixed together to give you a full pain management regime. They are: