General Guideline Principles for Anti-Convulsant Agents
for CRPS for workers compensation patients

The New York State workers compensation board has developed these guidelines to help physicians, podiatrists, and other healthcare professionals provide appropriate treatment for Anti-Convulsant Agents for CRPS.

These Workers Compensation Board guidelines are intended to assist healthcare professionals in making decisions regarding the appropriate level of care for their patients with ankle and foot disorders.

The guidelines are not a substitute for clinical judgement or professional experience. The ultimate decision regarding care must be made by the patient in consultation with his or her healthcare provider.

Anti-Convulsant Agents for CRPS

Anti-Convulsant Agents for CRPS is recommended For the treatment of severe CRPS, it is only seldom advised that The attempt at treatment using NSAIDs, additional drugs, and progressive exercise program, and whether therapeutic effectiveness can be proven.

Generally not recommended, although may be taken into account for severe chronic CRPS used as a fourth- or 5th agent by healthcare professionals who are familiar with its application and capable of closely observing patients for negative effects. Progressive strengthening should be tried as the first line of treatment.

Continued aerobic exercise is advised. Other factors relating to prior therapy consist of more physical activity, NSAIDs, bisphosphonates, and antidepressants (TCA and SNRI).

Duration and frequency are determined by the manufacturer. Duration for

Patients with CRPS may be treated indefinitely, even if many of them do not need indefinite therapy as the illness normally improves or resolves spontaneously.

What our office can do if you have workers compensation injuries

We have the experience to help you with their workers compensation injuries. We understand what you are going through and will meet your medical needs and follow the guidelines set by the New York State Workers Compensation Board.

We understand the importance of your workers compensation cases. Let us help you navigate through the maze of dealing with the workers compensation insurance company and your employer.

We understand that this is a stressful time for you and your family. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us so we will do everything we can to make it as easy on you as possible.


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