COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN DISORDER7Complex Regional Pain DisorderMusculoskeletal and Neurologic disorders result from altered skeletal, muscular,neurologic, and or cognitive function (Kim et al., 2020). Sensory, motor and cognitive deficitsadversely impact coordination, strength, reaction time, visual perception, range of motion,judgment, memory, and ability to operate machines or motor vehicles(Arnold et al., 2016).Neurological disorders have an unpredictable, progressive, or episodic course and require aphysician (Rosenthal & Burchum, 2021). Musculoskeletal disorders are common and may arisefrom muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, bursas, or tendons (Szok et al., 2019). This paper willfocus on a case study of a 43-year-old white male diagnosed with a neurological condition(Complex regional pain disorder).Case SummaryThe patient is a 43-year-old white male who presents to the clinic with the chiefcomplaint is pain. The patient is assisted by crutches(Laureate-media.com, 2020). According tothe patient, the pain began seven years after a work-related accident. The patient has undergoneseveral diagnostic tests. Four years ago, it was discovered that 75 percent of the cartilagesurrounding his right hip is torn. The surgeons advised against a surgical operation due to his ageand believed the tissue would repair with time. Since then, the patient developed symptoms suchas cooling of the extremity and severe cramping(Laureate-media.com, 2020). A neurologistdiagnosed him with Complex regional pain syndrome. However, he referred him to his familydoctor for treatment. His family doctor refuted the diagnosis and suggested the pain resultedfrom depression; that is why he was referred to psychiatry.
COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN DISORDER7The patient report that sometimes, his right leg turns purple from knee down, crampingon his foot, and toes are curled inward. This usually lasts for about two minutes. The mentalstatus examination indicates that the patient is fully oriented(Laureate-media.com, 2020). Hisspeech is clear, goal-oriented, and coherent. The mood is euthymic. He denies any visual orauditory hallucinations. No observed paranoia or delusional thought.His judgment and insightare intact(Laureate-media.com, 2020). The patient was prescribed hydrocodone by his family