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CRPS Specialist

Pacific KLN Infusions -  - Ketamine Therapy Clinic

Pacific KLN Infusions

Ketamine Therapy Clinic & IV Therapy Centers located in Escondido, CA

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a painful chronic condition that often develops after an injury, like a fracture or burn. It can also appear after surgery. In Escondido, California, Robert Knipper, CRNA and Dustin Coyle, MD, offer several infusion treatment options for CRPS that may help you manage your symptoms. Book your CRPS infusion consultation over the phone or online at Pacific KLN Infusions today.

CRPS Q&A

What is CRPS?

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic pain disorder. It can be challenging to live with because of its widespread effects on your wellness. 

If you have CRPS, your nerves function abnormally and overreact to pain signals. Typically, the condition affects an extremity like an arm, leg, foot, or hand. 

However, it’s possible for CRPS to affect other areas of the body, too. It tends to start after a soft tissue injury. The pain that continues after the injury or surgery is much more intense. 

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or type 1 CRPS, develops after a tissue injury despite a lack of evidence of nerve damage in the region. Type 2 CRPS, on the other hand, develops after impact injuries such as bullet wounds that have visibly damaged the nerves in the area.

What are the symptoms of CRPS?

CRPS has numerous signs and symptoms beyond the pain. People experience CRPS differently, and there are many possible symptoms. Some common signs and symptoms of CRPS are:

  • Extreme sensitivity to touch and other sensations
  • The feeling of your affected limb being compressed
  • Traveling pain
  • Loss of range of motion
  • Swollen skin
  • Skin temperature changes
  • Skin color changes (e.g. paleness, redness, bruising)
  • Shiny skin
  • Changes in hair and nail growth

Any skin, hair, or nail changes only affect the part of your body where CRPS pain is present, like an arm or leg. 

How is CRPS treated?

Pacific KLN Infusions offers a few options for CRPS pain treatment. Infusions work by entering your bloodstream through a vein, usually in your arm. 

Because of this, you feel the effects soon after your treatment. The experts at Pacific KLN Infusions supervise you closely during an infusion to monitor your reaction and can change your dosage. 

Infusion options that may help with CRPS include:

Ketamine

Ketamine is a sedative and general anesthetic now used for both physical and mental conditions. It’s particularly effective in the case of CRPS for patients who have taken opioids but for whom opioids have stopped working. 

Lidocaine

Lidocaine is well known as a local numbing agent usually administered topically or via injection. Infusions of lidocaine work well for chronic pain throughout the body, and you can get them either with or without ketamine. 

Nutrient therapy

Nutrient therapy offers a wide range of benefits and may help you deal with some of the widespread effects of chronic pain from CRPS, like insomnia or fatigue. The experts at Pacific KLN Infusions make personalized nutrient infusion recommendations. 

Learn more about CRPS and how infusions can help in treatment by calling Pacific KLN Infusions for an appointment or by scheduling a consultation online right away.