Saturday, August 8, 2015
Complex Regional Pain Checklist
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Checklist
Identifying the Source of pain (this is mainly to rule out other possible causes of pain)
Mechanical Means of Breaking Pain Cycle (crutches, limited activity, Roll aBout scooters, accommodative padding, etc) Sympathetic nerve blocks are crucial as soon as possible.
Oral Medications to Break Pain Cycle (typically lyrica, neurontin, cymbalta, elavil, etc)
Topical Medications/Applications to Break Pain Cycle (lidoderm patches, compounding meds, Neuro-Eze, and many, many more)
Alternative (acupuncture, Calmare Pain Therapy, biofeedback, etc)
Nutritional (Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamins C, B6, B12, Inositol, Natural Thyroid Supplement, omega 3 fish oil, etc)
Rehabilitation of Limb Function (understanding of chronic and acute pain, when to push through pain and when to honor pain).
Being Productive as possible (pain is overwhelming, need to focus part of the day on some productive task)
Co morbidities (psychiatic counseling should be started immediately
Other (Ketamine Infusions, meditation, prayer)