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Best Information about Brain Re-training Treatments
from the How to Cope With Pain Blog, by Sarah Whitman, MD

PT/OT Homepage

Medical Articles Archive

Consumer Guide to Pain Medications and Treatments
From the American Chronic Pain Association

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago’s Pain Center Takes Proactive Approach
By Tom McDonough
Pain Medicine News

Washington State Pain Clinic Instills 'Don't Give Up' Attitude
Pain Medicine News, September 2013

Articles from the RSDSA Review

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for CRPS
By Stephen Bruehl, PhD

Clinical Q & A: Can there be too many sympathetic nerve blocks for the treatment of CPRS?
By William E. Ackerman, III, MD

Q & A About Methadone
By Lynn R. Webster, MD, FACPM, FASAM

Overview of Ketamine Infusion Therapy
By Philip Getson, DO

Pregabalin and Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain and CRPS
By Brett R. Stacey, MD, and Pamela Campbell, MD

Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy: Can it Relieve Your Pain?
By Patricia McAdams

Ziconotide in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
By Lynn R. Webster, MD, FACPM, FASAM

What is the Difference between Peripheral Neuropathy and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
By Elliot T. Udell, DPM

Lessons from the Front: Questions for Lt. Col. Chester C. Buckenmaier, III

Biofeedback for CRPS: Why Haven't I Tried That?
By Kenneth R. Lofland, PhD

Clinical Corner: How are bone scans used in the diagnosis and treatment of CRPS?
By Angela Mailis-Gagnon, MD, MSc

CRPS and Sleep Disorders
By R. Norman Harden, MD

Fibromyalgia
By Scott Fishman, MD

Evidence Based Guideliness on CRPS
Netherlands Association of Posttraumatic Dystropy Patients

CRPS and Dentistry

Title: CRPS involving the face following snowball injury
Authors: Anu Goenka & Majid Aziz & Phil Riley & Grace Vassallo
Source: Eur J Pediatr (2014) 173:397-400 DOI 10.1007/s00431-013-2159-4

CRPS - like Condition of the Trigeminal Nerve
A Report of Two Distinct Cases
by Gary M Heir, DMD and Thomas, DC

Dental Care and Chronic Pain
By Louis Siegelman, DDS

CRPS and Dentistry
By Dr. Aldino P. Maggiulli

A Dentist's View of CRPS
By Christopher R. Brown, DDS, MMPS

Author: Arden RL, Bahu SJ, Zuazu MS, Berguer R
Title: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy of the Face: Current Treatment Recommendations
Source: Laryngoscope. 1998;108:437-442.

Author: Lene Cecilie Mathisen, Per Skjelbred, Lasse A. Skoglund and Ivar Oye
Title: Effect of ketamine, an NMDA receptor inhibitor, in acute and chronic orofacial pain
Source: Pain, 61 (1995) 215-220 215 © 1995 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved 0304-3959/95/$09.50

Author: Melis M, Zawawi K, Al-Badawi E, Logo SL, Mehta N
Title: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in the Head and Neck: A review of the Literature
Source: J Orofacial Pain. 2002;16:93-104.

Dental Issues related to Neuropathic Facial Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia
From The Facial Pain Association

The mission of The Facial Pain Association (formerly The Trigeminal Neuralgia Association) is to serve as an advocate for patients living with neuropathic facial pain, including trigeminal neuralgia, by providing information, encouraging research and offering support.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Aqua Therapy: A Key Ingredient in Treating CRPS, shows the important role that aqua therapy plays in the interdisciplinary treatment of people with CRPS.  Lee Rosenzweig, DPT, PT, CT, of the Hospital for Special Surgery,  demonstrates teaching techniques for individuals with upper and lower extremity CRPS. Aqua therapy may help people with CRPS who have limited movement and/or have low tolerance for resistive therapeutic activities.

Pain exposure physical therapy may be a safe and effective treatment for longstanding complex regional pain syndrome type 1: a case series
Authors: Jan-Willem Ek, Jan C van Gijn, Han Samwel, Jan van Egmond, Frank PAJ Klomp

Safety of ‘‘pain exposure’’ physical therapy in patients with complex regional
pain syndrome type 1

Authors: Hendrik van de Meent, Margreet Oerlemans, Almar Bruggeman, Frank Klomp, Robert van Dongen, Rob Oostendorp, Jan Paul Frölke

Author: Rodda B, Huss R, Carbajal-Rowland C, Elhosseine L, Kinsley L, Sanders K
Title: Using Physical Therapy Management of Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Pilot Study

Chronic Pain: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective
How To Cope With Pain Blog

Functional Restoration & Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
By Steven D. Feinberg, MD, and Rachel M. Feinberg, PT, DPT

Amplified Abdominal Pain in Children
By Lori Brake, PTA; Jennifer Sherker, PsyD; David Sherry, MD; Kathy Fash, PT, DPT, CSCS, CBIS

CRPS Treatment: Desensitization

When the shoe is on the other foot…
By Melanie E. Swan, OTR/L

Aquatic Therapy
By Melanie Swan,OTR/L

The Skinny on Home Exercise Programs
By Melanie Swan, OTR/L

Mirror Therapy

Read more articles on Mirror Therapy in our Archive

Mailbag: Mirror Therapy
By Kathe Gallagher, MSW

Modified graded motor imagery for complex regional pain syndrome type 1 of the upper extremity in the acute phase: a patient series
Authors: Emilie Lagueux, Joelle Charest, Eve Lefrancois-Caron, Marie-Eve Mauger, Emilie Mercier, Kim Savard and Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme
Source: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research 2012: 35; 138-145

Reflex Pain Management: Mirror Box Therapy Rehabiliation for CRPS Relief

Treatment Tools

Treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Guide for Therapy
A brochure on treating CRPS from an occupational therapist.

"Telltale Signs of CRPS" HandiCard
To assist health care providers, patients, and families to better diagnose CRPS, RSDSA has, with its Scientific Advisory Committee, developed and produced a wallet-sized, 2-sided laminated cards with the 11 Telltale Signs of CRPS on one side and a pain scale on the other.
Up to 5 cards free to members. Additional cards are $0.10 for members, $0.15 for nonmembers. Bulk (100): $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Videos

Lumbar Sympathetic Block Interactive Video

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant Interactive Video

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"Occupational therapy for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome of the Upper Extremity"

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Updated October 3, 2014

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