CRPS – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, (previously known as RSD, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) is a frustrating, chronic and painful condition in which the central nervous system continues to send nerve signals indicating pain long past the time that healing of an injury or surgical procedure has occurred. CRPS is characterized by prolonged or excessive pain and changes in skin color, temperature, and/or swelling in the affected area. The syndrome typically affects a limb.
In a recently published case study, decreased pain levels, decreased swelling and increased range of motion were achieved through hyperbaric oxygen therapy and it was reported the patient was able to maintain pain relief and return to work after therapy ended. To read more: Successful Treatment of Lower Limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome following Three Weeks of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.