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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Successful treatment of CRPS relies on an aggressive multidisciplinary approach that focuses on pain relief, physical rehab, and control of psychological dysfunction. Early referral is strongly recommended.
Complete H/P to rule out other systemic causes of symptoms
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Clinical Characteristics: Spontaneous Pain, Allodynia, Hyperalgesia, Tissue Swelling/Edema, Temperature and Color Changes etc...
Imaging studies if indicated to rule out other causes
Referral to U of M Back & Pain Center for Diagnostic and Therapeutic treatments:
  1. Optimize medication management
  2. Sympathetic Blocks
  3. Peripheral nerve blocks +/- indwelling catheter
  4. Spinal Cord Stimulation
For more information regarding our program and what we offer please visit our website at U of M Back & Pain Center (
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) U of M Back & Pain Center 
Appointment Timeframe Acute onset 1-3 days
Chronic 2-4 weeks
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records to visit or fax to 734-936-6585
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patient: 734-615-7246
Clinic Location Sites Alfred Taubman Health Care Center
Brighton Health Center
Burlington Building
Canton Health Center
East Ann Arbor
Northville Health Center
UM Consulting Physician U of M Back & Pain Center Faculty
Revised on: 12/29/2014



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