Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a Manifestation of the Worsened Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Case Review
- Corresponding Author:
- Seong Ho Chang
Gwanak Otolaryngology, Anesthesia and Pain Clinic
Bongcheon-ro 488, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08738, South Korea
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: June 05, 2017; Accepted Date: July 12, 2017; Published Date: July 17, 2017
Citation: Chang SH (2017) Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a Manifestation of the Worsened Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Case Review . J Pain Relief 6:294. doi:10.4172/2167-0846.1000294
Copyright: © 2017 Chang SH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Complex regional pain syndrome is a severe chronic pain condition. Its diagnosis to date is controversial. Effects of various treatment methods also remain controversial with unpredictable outcomes. The author experienced a case of complex regional pain syndrome type 2 which was cured by sympathetic blockade and myofascial trigger point injection. Afterwards, the author focused on myofascial trigger points for the management of CRPS and the results were successful in almost all the cases. Through the review of complex regional pain syndrome cases those were successfully treated, the author tried to figure out pathologic mechanism, methods of treatment, and diagnostic criteria of complex regional pain syndrome.