COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN
Pain is oftentimes perceived as a fairly simple problem that is corrected by the ingestion of pain killers, anti-inflammatory meds, etc. While in some cases these do offer relief, there are a large majority of pain syndromes that persist and go unanswered by conventional methods. In reality, pain is a highly complex neurological process involving a number of stopping points that run from the actual site of the pain to the spinal cord and brainstem and end up in the highest areas of the human brain. This system is so complex that you can experience pain without having any problem where you actually feel the sensation. So, what do you do if you’ve had problems with pain that haven’t really responded to medication or you have possibly become reliant on medications to manage your condition? Functional Neurology may hold the key to resolving your problems. In cases of pain issues, a skilled Functional Neurologist will be able to determine where within that complex system is the problem or problems that may prohibit you from getting better. In addition, any other factors that might be affecting these conditions such as diabetes, anemia, inflammation, etc. will be addressed as the neurological systems are dependent on an appropriately functioning biochemical system to operate properly.