Is there any treatment?
Treatment of CPSP is challenging and many patients do not experience sufficient pain relief. Part of the difficulty in finding sufficient treatment is the results of a lack of complete understanding of the mechanism of CPSP, its causes as well as the co-existing psychological and emotional aspects of chronic pain.
A combination of different drugs are
typically used to manage CPSP which include antidepressants
are sometimes used during a pain crisis,
but are generally not recommended for ongoing pain management of CPSP. Electro-magnetic stimulation
may also be used to manage CPSP pain in some cases, but is not necessarily widely available and still being evaluated in terms of its effectiveness.
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