Does this describe your pain?
- Deep muscle pain or morning stiffness
- Chronic throbbing or aching pain felt “all over” or in specific areas of your body
- Redness, warmth, or tender points on skin around the joints
- Numbness or tingling in hands and feet
- Pain that affects sleep quality
- Lingering fatigue from daily activities, even after enough sleep
- Associated with anxiety, moodiness, depression
- Unable to tolerate hot or cold temperature extremes, or they make symptoms worse
Is your pain…
- Getting in the way of everyday activities and interrupting plans with family and friends
- Causing you to lose time at work or to be unable to work consistently
- Pervasive and persistent, making many parts of life intolerable
- Resistant to other attempts at treatment
What causes most regional and complex pain?
While research is still underway into the underlying causes of systemic and regional pain (also called “complex regional pain syndrome,” or CRPS-I or CRPS-II), we do know that chronic systemic and regional pain is frequently due to inflammatory or neurological side-effects of another health issue.
It may arise following injury or trauma to part of your body, or it might be related to malfunctions in your nervous system.
Systemic and regional pain also can occur in the presence of chronic diseases, particular those with autoimmune aspects.
Which systemic and regional pain diagnoses are most common?
The following common diagnoses are usually or often accompanied by significant and persistent pain which can disrupt every aspect of day-to-day life:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Addison’s disease
- Graves’ disease
- Hashimoto’s disease
- Sjogren’s disease
- Complications of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
How can I treat my pain myself?
First, consult with your medical doctor to identify and manage any underlying disease or health issue which is causing or worsening your pain. Our pain management physicians are very comfortable collaborating with the rest of your healthcare team to coordinate care so that you can get back to enjoying life as quickly as possible.
It can also be helpful to look for patterns in your pain — are there recurring pain triggers?
Many treatments are available for reducing and even eliminating systemic and regional pain, so reaching out to our pain management physicians is an important step in self-care.
How can Randolph Pain Relief & Wellness treat my pain?
We specialize in chronic pain management, including the treatment of systemic and complex regional pain (CRP I and CRP II).
Our pain management physicians will work with you to develop a personalized pain relief treatment plan that includes pain relief therapies drawn from multiple disciplines. When medically indicated our physicians will prescribe appropriate pain relief medications. However, we know that most patients would prefer lasting relief without the need for lifelong medication and we prioritize that approach in our treatment plans.
Do you already know the root cause of your chronic pain and the kind of treatment you need?
Just schedule a prompt appointment with the appropriate specialty.
Not sure what’s wrong, how to treat it, or prior therapies haven’t helped?
We offer two options: