Noninvasive treatments for pediatric complex regional pain syndrome: A focused review

Benjamin Robinson Katholi*, Suzanne S. Daghstani, Gerard A. Banez, Kimberly K. Brady

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This is a review of current literature of noninvasive treatments for pediatric complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). There are a variety of noninvasive approaches to the treatment of pain, but few pediatric-focused studies have been published in regard to CRPS. In comparison with adult CRPS, there is a greater need for behavioral approaches in children to enable coping with difficult symptoms. Current gaps in knowledge include mechanisms triggering CRPS, pediatric-focused diagnostic criteria, validated tests that are diagnostically specific, definitive treatment protocols, age-based medication recommendations, and validation of specific noninvasive treatments in pediatric populations. Intensive multidisciplinary treatment is supported by high recovery rates and a family-centered approach that allows continuation of goals into the community environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)926-933
Number of pages8
JournalPM and R
Volume6
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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