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San Diego, California Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Attorney


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CRPS is the ‘mysterious’ illness causing agonizing pain to more than a million Americans

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic, painful nerve condition that affects more than a million Americans. For people with the disorder, an injury as minor as a fractured wrist or twisted ankle can cause the nerves to flare up, causing severe and constant pain. The pain can last for years and even spread to other parts of the body.

We specialize in emerging cases involving CRPS throughout the state of California. Call our offices immediately so we can protect your rights, refer you to the very best medical specialists, and work to recover all of your CRPS-related expenses.

CRPS has been referred to as the mysterious illness as many CRPS cases go undiagnosed. In fact, many doctors once felt it was more of psychosomatic condition, rather a physical one. Today, awareness is increasing but pain management specialists say not enough.  The average patient sees 8 to 10 doctors before a CRPS diagnosis is made according to a survey by American RSDHope.

How painful is CRPS? Extremely.

Experts say the severity of the pain outranks cancer as the most painful disease on McGill Pain Index. The sensation can be centralized in place, or it can migrate to one or all of a person’s extremities.  Even a light touch or minor changes in temperature can be agonizing for CRPS patients.

CRPS symptoms include:

  • Unexplained severe pain and burning sensations
  • Extreme skin sensitivity to touch and temperature
  • Swelling
  • Redness

No cure, only pain management therapy

Experts believe CRPS complicates 1 of every 1,200 traumatic injuries.  There is no cure. Doctors and pain management specialists who understand the condition can only treat CRPS symptoms and try to relieve the patient’s discomfort. Practioners can prescribe sympathetic nerve blocks – ranging from acetaminophen and ibuprofen to morphine and CRPS ketamine infusion therapy – to reduce pain. None of the medications, however, have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for CRPS treatment. RSDS can keep you up to date on all the latest treatments.

CRPS Therapies and Treatments

CRPS Ketamine Infusion Therapy
CRPS Physical Therapy
CRPS Cognitive Therapy
CRPS Drug Therapy

Another treatment, although not widely used, involves an implant. Doctors can place a motor cortex electrical stimulator near the base of the spinal cord or the injured limb, allowing it to send low-level electrical signals to specific nerves and blocks pain signals from reaching the brain.

If CRPS is left not treated by pain management therapy, debilitating complications may arise such as:

  • Chronic nerve pain
  • Loss of dexterity
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Permanent disability

Early diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is critical

Accidents happen. But, if you find yourself on the receiving end of a serious laceration, blunt force trauma, or a soft tissue injury it is important that you don’t confuse your discomfort with another medical condition. Early diagnosis of CRPS is critical to your well being and future overall health.

The cost of CRPS is astronomical. An experienced personal injury attorney can help alleviate some of the pain.

Experts believe CRPS complicates 1 of every 1,200 traumatic injuries, and some of those traumatic injuries may not have been your fault. So, just as you may be eligible for compensation for your initial injury, if someone else’s negligence is at fault, you deserve compensation for your CRPS condition as well.

Elia Law Firm Accident Injury Laywers in San Diego

At the personal injury Elia Law Firm, APC in the greater San Diego area, we specialize in personal injury litigation of all matters – especially emerging cases involving CRPS throughout the state of California. Call our offices immediately so we can protect your rights, refer you to the very best medical specialists, and try to recover all of your CRPS-related expenses. We can also you save you the hassle of dealing with complicated insurance claims. We handle the work so you don’t have to!

We represent CRPS clients in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Jose, San Francisco, and throughout the entire state of California.

Don’t delay. Time is critical. The sooner we go to work, the sooner you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Call (619) 444-2244 today or submit the form on this page for a free consultation. No fee until we win!

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Frequently asked questions on CRPS cases

The value of your case depends on many factors. Every San Diego CRPS case is different. One factor is the nature and extent of your injury. Some people heal faster than others. One person may heal in a week, while another may take six months, a year, or may never heal from the injury. Another factor is the amount of your medical bills, future medical bills and lost earnings, etc. Contact our office at (619) 444-2244 for accurate advice on the value of your case.

Our office works with a variety of doctors in the San Diego who can provide immediate medical treatment and defer payment until the case is finished.

You pay us only IF we recover compensation for you through a settlement with the insurance company or a verdict through the court. If we do not recover compensation for you, you do NOT have to pay us for our time.

This depends on the extent of your injury. Typically, a San Diego personal injury case takes anywhere from two to eight months. Sometimes, cases take longer if they are more complex or if a lawsuit is filed. See our personal injury lawsuit timeline page for all the details on how long your case may take.

Not necessarily. Sometimes you are far better off without filing a lawsuit. Our San Diego personal injury law office typically files a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company, if any. We then attempt to negotiate with the insurance company. If you are dissatisfied with the insurance company’s offer, we may decide to file a lawsuit.

  • Property damage
  • Past, current and future medical bills
  • Past, current and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment

Putting a monetary value to each of those is what CRPS attorneys do for their clients, and then we fight hard to attain you what you deserve. As in all San Diego personal injury cases, you are up against a behemoth in the insurance company which does not have your best interests in mind. They goal is to pay you as little as possible, and you are at a disadvantage if you try to take them on yourself. There is no need. That’s what we are here for. Let us fight the battle. 

Some of our achievements…

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$4.0 M

MVA vs. Pedestrian


MVA vs. Pedestrian vs. Hit & Run (maximum insurance policy limits obtained)


$3.9 M

Auto Accident


Settlement for a rear end car crash resulting in catastrophic injuries


$3.8 M

Wrongful Death


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$2.0 M

Premises Liability


Premises Liability


$1.7 M

Wrongful Death


Wrongful death case (limited insurance – multiple claimants)


Numbers have been rounded up to fit in allowable space. For actual numbers see our Case Results.

"Steve Holly, and Garrett are all exceptionally professional people to work with. I had a very serious and complicated Bodily Injury case, where it seemed like there was a new hurdle to overcome every month. I have no doubt that the Elia legal team worked tirelessly on creative solutions, which ultimately led to a victory in the courts. After this case consumed 2 years of my life, I am so relieved to have it over and done with. There are no words that could truly encapsulate my appreciation, and gratitude for this law firm. I would highly recommend this group to anyone in need of their services."


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If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you may deserve compensation. Don’t go it alone. It’s very likely an attorney can get you more and get you fully compensated. 

Request a free phone consultation now. Find out what your case is really worth! We will also send you our “20 ways you can ruin your case” PDF to print out and help you even more!