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Centre for Orthopaedics
Suite 10-33/34/35 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore, 329563, Singapore
Ph: (65) 6684 5828
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Child Orthopedics
Pain Management
Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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My niece was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome after she sprained her ankle a few years ago. She is in a tremendous amount of pain. Why can't doctors help her?

Complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, is a syndrome that has been recognized since the Civil War. Unfortunately, despite doctors knowing about it for that lone, how to treat it is still a mystery. One of the problems is that doctors and researchers don't understand why CRPS happens and how it works. Until the cause of a disease is discovered, it's very difficult to find a cure. If your niece is not getting the pain relief she needs, you may consider trying to contact a pain clinic or ask for a referral to a pain specialist or an anesthesiologist. Anesthesiologists are the doctors who help keep you asleep for surgery, but they are also experts in pain management.


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