There are options for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) – Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Relief. At Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA in Greenville, South Carolina we take a unique approach to the diagnosis and treatment of CRPS/RSD. Most offices diagnosis CRPS/RSD based upon relief response to sympathetic block and then focus on symptomatic treatment such as opiates and spinal pumps. Some more aggressive places also employ IV Ketamine, a psychotropic intended to create amnesia in surgical patients, as it has some unique chemical properties that actually addresses underlying pathology. In the case of Ketamine however this comes at a cost: in some cases long term brain impairment has occurred. In Greenville, at Piedmont Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, PA we prefer to both do no harm and to address the root cause of disease rather than just trying to cover up symptoms. We make use of medical thermal imaging to map and help identify the type and distribution of sympathetic dysfunction and to provide insight into what is generating the aberrant response. Having accomplished that we can then tailor a treatment program that is intended to provide relief and either reverse disease or retard its progression. Learn more about CRPS/RSD at piedmontpmr.com.