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Get help for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) at our pain management centers in Indianapolis, Greenwood, or Lafayette.

CRPS/RSD: When the Nervous System ‘Misfires’

The two types of complex regional pain syndrome are CRPS Type 1 (formerly known as reflex sympathy dystrophy or RSD), in which the cause is unknown, and CRPS Type 2, which may occur due to direct injury to a nerve, a fracture, a surgery, or following a severe infection.

Patients with CRPS Type 1 typically experience extreme pain following a trivial injury to the hand, foot, arm, or leg, with no confirmed nerve damage. They feel pain that is disproportionate to the original injury because the body’s nervous system overreacts, sending pain signals to the injury site long after the injury has healed.

Center for Pain Management has found that early treatment can prevent CRPS from progressing and alleviate or minimize pain. If you’re looking for a pain management specialist who has extensive experience treating patients with CRPS, please call us to request a consultation: (317) 706-7246.

CRPS Symptoms

In addition to chronic severe pain, CRPS may cause symptoms such as:

  • Sensitivity to cold or touch
  • Changes in skin color or skin temperature
  • Thinning skin or tightening skin near the point of injury
  • Stiffness, swelling, and muscle loss
  • Pain that spreads to other parts of the body

Symptoms of CRPS may become progressively worse and cause loss of mobility.

CRPS/RSD Treatment

Center for Pain Management creates individualized treatment plans for CRPS patients that may include bone-loss medications, pain relievers, and nerve blocks, as well as counseling and physical therapy. Spinal cord stimulators and dorsal root ganglion stimulators (DRGs) are the most effective treatments for CRPS.

Get Help for CRPS

Many of our patients come to us because they’ve been unable to find relief for their pain. If you need help managing CRPS/RSD pain, you need to talk to an experienced pain management specialist who knows how to diagnose and treat this condition.

Talk to someone who understands. Call us today: (317) 706-7246.

Updates + Announcements

Press Release – American Pain Consortium Holdings

Center for Pain Management’s parent organization – American Pain Consortium Holdings – has acquired a surgery center in Columbus, Ohio, and will provide management services to its affiliated pain management practice. Read more about the acquisition in the attached press…
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North Meridian Office CLOSED, April 8, 2019

Patients, Our 8805 N. Meridian St. location is closed today, April 8, due to a water main break.  If you have questions please call 317-706-7246 tomorrow (April 9) during normal business hours. Thank you, Center for  Pain Management

New Research Shows Long Term Results from Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Implants

Patients Report Improvement in Pain Relief & Daily Life Activity Two Years After Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Implants The European Journal of Pain recently accepted a research article for peer review, “Spinal cord stimulation for chronic refractory pain: long‐term effectiveness…
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WEATHER ALERT: All Locations are OPEN During Regular Office Hours

Worried about the weather? Follow us on social media for updates! ALL locations for the Center for Pain Management are OPEN during regular office hours. This includes our Indianapolis, Greenwood and Lafayette, Indiana pain treatment centers. We will update our…
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Dr. Edward Kowlowitz Named One of America’s Top Doctors in Pain Medicine

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. named Edward Kowlowitz, MD one of America’s Top Doctors in Pain Medicine. Dr. Kowlowitz is 1 of 7 physicians in Indiana to earn this distinguished designation. He has been practicing medicine since 1988 and founded Center…
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