Conditions We Treat

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  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD); a condition associated with persistent pain in one or more limbs as well as sensitivity to touch, swelling, color changes or hair and nail growth changes.
  • Chronic neuropathic pain or other chronic pain disorders (such as small fiber neuropathies or musculoskeletal pain) that have lasted 3 months or longer
  • Chronic Daily Headache (headaches that occur for more than 4 hours per day, with 15 headache days per month, over a period of 3 consecutive months without an underlying illness or disease causing the headache)
  • Chronic abdominal pain (not due to underlying illness or disease) that has lasted 3 months or longer

Amelia Watt – Pain Story – Vimeo, 10/03/2014: Amelia Watt developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) after what seemed like an inconsequential ankle sprain while playing soccer. After months of searching and not finding answers, she finally enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center. There she was able to recover and now she is able to fully participate in the academics and extracurricular activities at her school.  

Mary Friona and Her Daughter Share Their Story - WGRZ, 05/10/2012: In 2010 Maria Friona got into a terrible accident, which shattered her femur and severed her femoral artery, and eventually led to severe, chronic pain. Her pain was diagnosed as Reflex Sympathy Dystrophy (RSD). After both inpatient and outpatient treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital she was able to recover and now enjoys playing sports with other kids her age.

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