Can IDN be used to treat Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) aka RSD?

    • November 4, 2018 at 12:44 pm #19182
      tweger1
      Member

      I am interested in whether IDN can be used to treat CRPS complex Regional Pain Syndrome aka Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy? If so, I would like an explanation of how it went and your results.

    • November 7, 2018 at 1:56 pm #19269
      Nick
      Participant

      It can be used but we recommend being cautious with dosage with needling to the effected area. CRPS is a central disorder so you need to be careful to how the patient may respond. I would start with sensory needling proximal to the affected area. I would also consider the associated paravertebral points for the involved area.

      Here are some links to a couple of peer reviewed publications. Small sample size in the one and the other a case study but they are using DN in support of CRPS.

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26752485

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26752490

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