How do medications treat complex regional pain syndrome?

One way of treating the symptoms of complex regional pain syndrome includes using medications. Both over-the-counter painkillers and prescription medications are offered to people suffering from complex regional pain syndrome. Accessible pain killers like aspirin, ibuprofen, and others can help reduce pain and swelling, while prescription drugs like anticonvulsants can treat pain, and corticosteroids, swelling. Some medications for complex regional pain syndrome can have negative side effects, however, so it's important to discuss your treatment plan thoroughly with your doctor.

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