Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) renamed from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, is a painful, debilitating complication from an injury. It typically occurs in a limb, like an arm or a leg. And the pain is disproportionate the injury. I have seen patients who had such pain, that they could barely move their arm or have someone touch them.
Unfortunately, we don’t quite understand why some patients develop this, nor do we have good treatments outside of pharmaceutical pain management. And, this usually results in 6-18 months of disability, where many patients are unable to work, let alone do daily activities. For some people though, they have put their faith in alternative therapies to help them, and there have been cases of people saying that the pain they have had for a while due to an injury has been reduced due to trying out alternatives different to the typical western medicine. Nowadays, medical marijuana and its derivatives like CBD are the main ones that people go for to get that help, using a Joy organics coupon to help save them some money so they can try it out. We can’t say that it does as we have not tried it first hand, but discussing this with your doctor may be the way to go if all other avenues have failed to bring comfort. This brings us to what we do to help those in a different way as well.
Luckily, we have some non-pharmaceutical options too that have shown great promise: hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We know hyperbaric oxygen is anti-inflammatory and helps reduce swelling. We also know that it increases wound healing. One recent study showed improvement in just 3 weeks and the patient was able to return to work! It’s amazing that something as simple as hyperbaric oxygen can do such good work.
If you are suffering from CRPS, or chronic pain, give us a call and see how we can help you get past this.