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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy (RSD)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic pain condition treated at the Center for Pain Management. We have pain centers in Indianapolis, Greenwood and Lafayette, Indiana. CRPS or RSD is a chronic condition often associated with arm pain, leg pain, hand pain and/or foot pain.

Learn More About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy (RSD)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy (RSD) can develop after a traumatic injury to a limb, or following surgery or immobilization. This chronic neuropathic pain can be caused by an abnormality of the sympathetic nervous system. CRPS or RSD symptoms may include severe burning pain; extreme hypersensitivity; changes in the skin such as redness, swelling or sweating; muscle spasms and restricted range of motion. Prolonged symptoms can cause a decrease in hair growth, osteoporosis, brittle nails and/or muscle atrophy.

Treatment for CRPS or RSD focuses on normalization of the nervous system response through sympathetic nerve block procedures, spinal cord stimulation and/or systemic infusions. Physical therapy for desensitization and gradual return to function is also indicated. Activities which increase pain and unnecessary immobilization can make the condition worse.

Contact Us to Schedule an Appointment with Our Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy (RSD) Specialists

Updates + Announcements

Christmas Schedule: All Offices Will CLOSE Early Monday, Dec. 24 & All Day Tuesday, Dec. 25

All of the Center for Pain Management’s locations will CLOSE EARLY Monday, December 24 and CLOSE ALL DAY Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas. This includes our Indianapolis, Greenwood and Lafayette, Indiana medical offices and surgery centers. Please keep…
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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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September is Pain Awareness Month

Center for Pain Management joins the global health care community in recognizing September as Pain Awareness Month.  This international campaign was first established in 2001 to create greater understanding that pain is a serious public health issue. Pain Awareness Month…
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CBS Affiliate WLFI-18 in Lafayette Indiana Interviews Dr. Edward Kowlowitz About Prescribing Pain Medications

Reporter Kayla Sullivan with WLFI-18 TV (CBS affiliate), interviewed Lafayette pain management doctor, Dr. Edward Kowlowitz, MD at the Center for Pain Management. The news channel has been investigating why major pharmacies are denying prescriptions for pain medications. Dr. Kowlowitz…
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Meet Dr. David Miller, MD in Our Lafayette, Indiana Pain Center

Dr. David C. Miller is a Board Certified interventional pain management physician with more than 25 years of experience. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of complex pain problems utilizing advanced interventional therapies, injections, implantable technologies, regenerative medicine, palliative…
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