Imaging tests usually aren't needed unless there is a certain reason to have them.
The goal is to ease pain and help you function better. Early care may help you get better faster. In some cases, problems go away on their own. This is more common in children. One or more methods may be used:
Therapy to help with muscle strength, flexibility, and daily activies. These may lower pain and help you move around better.
Counseling to help with depression, anxiety, and stress. It may be needed to cope with pain and loss of function.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/neurologic-disorders/pain/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-crps. Updated August 2018. Accessed August 23, 2018.
Complex regional pain syndrome fact sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Complex-Regional-Pain-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet. Updated July 6, 2018. Accessed August 23, 2018.
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Last Updated: 8/23/2018
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