Magnolia Pain Associates
Nina Sandhu, DO
Pain Management Physician located in Dallas, TX & Corsicana, TX
Have you found yourself experiencing unusual limb pain after an injury or surgery? Nina Sandhu, DO at Magnolia Pain Associates in Dallas, Texas uses the latest techniques to help you find relief from the burning and swelling associated with complex regional pain syndrome. Call or schedule an appointment online for early intervention to reduce symptoms quickly.
CRPS Q & A
What is complex regional pain syndrome?
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that affects the limbs of your body, most often your arm, after an injury, surgery, or trauma. It’s characterized by burning, pain, and swelling in the affected area.
Other symptoms you might experience with CRPS include:
- Throbbing in your arm, foot, or hand
- Extra sensitivity to cold or touch
- Blue-ish color of your skin due to less circulation
- Changes in the texture of your skin, hair, or nails in the problem area
- Decreases in your range of motion
- Weakness or spasms in your muscles
If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s important to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sandhu so she can make an accurate diagnosis and get started on treatment.
What typically causes CRPS?
Experiencing a trauma to your arm, hand, or foot can sometimes lead to the pain of CRPS. Even though it isn’t thoroughly understood what causes the condition, the type of injuries that seem to lead to a diagnosis can include:
- Broken bones
- Heart attack
Occasionally, CRPS can result from surgery on a limb. Dr. Sandhu has an expertise in handling pain after surgery and can help you find relief.
What are some solutions for CRPS?
When you meet with Dr. Sandhu, she spends time investigating the cause of your CRPS pain. Effective treatment takes into account your specific symptoms. Dr. Sandhu uses a multi-disciplinary approach to successfully treat CRPS.
She might provide medication for your symptoms and manage therapy intervention to improve flexibility and swelling and to stimulate pain relief. She may use techniques such as spinal cord stimulation, drug pumps, physical therapy, or heat therapy. Your treatment depends on what she feels is best for you and your symptoms.
What are some ways to avoid CRPS?
There is some evidence that taking 500 mg of Vitamin C after an injury or surgery can help stop the development of CRPS. After an injury or surgery, it’s also beneficial to work to regain your range of motion.
If you already have CRPS, it’s important to be aware that early intervention is key. Call Magnolia Pain Associates or book online today to receive individualized care for CRPS.