Finding effective RSD treatment can be a difficult journey for many reasons. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also called complex regional pain syndrome type 1 (CRPS-I), results from a malfunction of the nervous system. Although its symptoms, such as sensitivity to touch and motor disability, can be quite severe, the condition as a whole can be tough to diagnose and subsequently treat. For that reason, people who may have the condition should seek out a pain specialist for help. With their expertise in treating acute and chronic pain conditions, Pain Care’s physicians can be that useful resource for people who may need RSD treatment in the Metro Atlanta, Georgia, area.
After reviewing imaging studies (such as X-rays or MRI results), Pain Care physicians can make a careful diagnosis of a patient’s condition. Should RSD treatment be indicated, our physicians can help patients find an approach, or a combination of approaches, that will meet their specific needs. Some of the treatment options that we recommend to our Atlanta, GA, area patients include:
- Physical therapy to improve the function of an affected limb
- Medications to treat pain and/or inflammation
- Heat therapy to reduce pain at the site
Our physicians also offer spinal cord stimulation as a RSD treatment option. This is a minimally invasive procedure that may be useful for people who haven’t found more conservative treatment methods to be helpful. No matter what treatment method(s) we recommend for our patients, they can be sure that they’re in capable hands. All of our physicians are board-certified, and, unlike a typical general practitioner, they specialize in managing pain.
If you have received a diagnosis of or suspect you have RSD, treatment is available at Pain Care’s locations throughout the Metro Atlanta, GA, area. Contact us today to learn more about our approach to treating chronic pain conditions.