Introduction-Complex regional pain syndrome is a distressing neuropathic pain condition without known etiology and evidence based treatment. Case presentation-Here a posttraumatic severe case of complex regional pain syndrome is presented, successfully treated by amitriptyline monotherapy. Amitriptyline is one of the most effective evidence based treatments of peripheral diabetic neuropathic pain and other neuropathic pain syndromes. Discussion-Amitriptyline seems to be effective to decrease pain, autonomic and motor symptoms in chronic regional pain syndrome. Conclusion-Controlled trials may be warranted to test the effectiveness of amitriptyline in complex regional pain syndrome.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology