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How do I manage my complex regional pain syndrome on a daily basis?

Because the primary symptom of complex regional pain syndrome-intense pain-is also the symptom that most interferes with everyday living, the best way to manage your complex regional pain syndrome is to control that pain. You can do this in a few ways. First, you can manage the symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome on a daily basis by taking painkillers, either those that are available over-the-counter or those prescribed by a doctor. Additionally, your doctor might also prescribe some therapeutic treatment to help you manage your complex regional pain syndrome. Continuing this therapy, in addition to learning how to move and live in a way that does not exacerbate symptoms, can help you learn to manage the disorder.

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