What tests are used to diagnose complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)?
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is typically diagnosed by gathering a patient’s medical history and with a physical examination. The diagnosis sometimes can be confirmed with a special three-phase bone scan. This scan involves use of a contrast dye that will help a clinician to know if there are any changes in the bone that may be an indication of CRPS.
Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for CRPS diagnosis?
Complex regional pain syndrome is a rare condition that is difficult to diagnose. At Children’s Colorado’s Chronic Pain Clinic, we specialize in chronic pain conditions of all types, including CRPS, and our team has both experience and expertise at diagnosing and successfully treating this condition.
What to expect from a visit to the Chronic Pain Clinic?
Your child will meet with a variety of specialists during the first evaluation at the Chronic Pain Clinic, including a doctor, nurse practitioner, psychologist, physical therapist and social worker. At the end of the visit, you will receive a summary of the multidisciplinary treatment plan and recommendations.
How do providers at Children’s Colorado make a diagnosis?
At the Chronic Pain Clinic, we work together as a team to diagnose and treat all chronic pain conditions, including CRPS. We integrate information gathered from all team members and combine the expertise of multiple disciplines to arrive at a diagnosis.