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The spoon theory is a disability metaphor used to explain the reduced amount of energy available for activities of daily living and productive tasks that may result from disability or chronic illness. Spoons are an intangible unit of measurement used to track how much energy a person has throughout a given day.
Written by Christine Miserandino
Treatments for CRPS are much like CRPS itself, they effect everybody differently; just because it works for one doesn't mean it will work for
another. Do your own research, ask your doctors and specialists what is best for you.
With chronic pain conditions that involve the whole person, pain management generally requires a combination of treatment options.
Finding the best Pain Management Team to suit your needs, is extremely important.
This is a possible suggestion:
Presently available treatments in Australia;
Always take medication as directed.
Always seek medical advice when starting a new over the counter medication,
to ensure there will be no adverse effects with other medications.
Never use another persons prescription medication.
GMI is a rehabilitation process used to treat pain and movement problems related to nervous system disorders by exercising the brain. It can be taught by a physiotherapist or pain specialist, or learned independently with the right amount of practice.
Although a significant part of Graded Motor Imagery, many people ask about Mirror Box Therapy, how it works and what it is. To put it simply, by using a mirror you can trick your brain into believing the injured part is okay. It is best to be guided by a clinician who understands brain function.
A surgically implanted generator of electrical current to the source of the pain to create a pleasant sensation that in turn blocks the brain's ability to sense the previously perceived pain.
The type of nerve block a patient might receive depends on the area of the body being affected.
Ketamine has long been used as an anesthetic, while the first paper that showed the ability to "tame" ketamine was published in 1973. Ketamine is now widely used to treat therapy-resistant chronic pain syndromes.
CRPS Awareness & Support crps support groups
P.O. Box 5602. Torquay, Qld. 4655. Ph: 0411 147 367. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Except in very rare situations:
CRPS PATIENTS SHOULD NOT BE TREATED WITH ICE