Clinical Treatment Guidelines

The following guidelines are designed to help treatment teams with CRPS/RSD patients. The overall treatment goal is to modify the pain and restore function.

Course on CRPS for MD’s, Ph.D.’s and RN’s 

RSDSA (5th Edition, edited by R. Norman Harden, MD, Director, Center for Pain Studies) CRPS: Practical Diagnostic and Treatment Guidelines, 5th Edition

CRPS and Dentistry Guidelines (English)

CRPS and Dentistry Guidelines (Spanish)

Emergency Guidelines for the CRPS Patient (English)

Emergency Guidelines for the CRPS Patient (Spanish)

Guidelines for HCAs, PCAs, or CNAs

Pediatric CRPS Lecture – Offered for free by RSDSA and Zoe’s Heroes, “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) in Children,” is led by Elliot Krane, MD, FAAP, retired Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine (Pediatric Anesthesia) at Stanford University Medical Center and of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital will discuss chronic pain in children with a special focus on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of pediatric CRPS.

Surgery Guidelines

The Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom 2018 Diagnosis and management in adults: Concise Guideline