Treatment Options for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Continue to Expand

woman contorting her face in pain

Researchers are exploring new ways to treat complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), including intravenous magnesium. An article in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine recently explored the potential for magnesium to act as a pain reliever when administered intravenously. Relief can occur immediately, last up to 30 minutes, and significantly lower pain during the first 12 hours after surgery.

Intravenous Magnesium for CRPS Patients

When used to treat patients with CRPS, magnesium sulfate infusions helped improve impairment and quality of life with little risk of side effects. Just 5 days of 70 mg/kg infusions led to improvement 12 weeks later. Although research is still underway, this study is huge for people with CRPS who largely depend on pain medication, physical therapy, and even invasive medical procedures to function.

Few Pain Management Solutions

Pain management is a relatively new field of medicine, which often leaves CRPS patients without legitimate treatment options. Experimental treatments like intravenous magnesium are controversial and can be difficult to access without the right resources.

All this becomes much worse when your CRPS is the result of medical malpractice. When healthcare professionals do not provide the proper care during and after traumatic injuries, surgeries, heart attacks, and strokes, you may be left with pain for your entire life. Managing this pain requires significant resources which is one reason why victims file medical malpractice lawsuits.

Accessing the Resources You Need

Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit can help you recover compensation for your past, present, and future medical bills, account for time away from work, and help you access all the resources you need.

Holding negligent doctors and medical providers accountable can also help protect others from developing CRPS as a result of medical negligence.

If you have questions or want to learn more about medical malpractice lawsuits, please contact the Law Office of David A. Kates. David will personally handle your case from beginning to end and has more than 20 years of professional legal experience in the field.

Discuss your case with Attorney Kates at (718) 866-3664 today or contact our legal team online to schedule a free consultation.