Marlton Doctor Specializes in Pain Syndrome
Philip Getson, DO, who practices in Marlton, has studied and treated complex regional pain syndrome/ reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) since the mid- 1990s and currently offers several specialized treatment options. The nervous system disorder can affect the musculoskeletal system and the body’s internal organs. The primary hallmark of the disorder is pain that is often out of proportion to the inciting event. The pain is usually described as burning, but can also be sharp or dull, and is sometimes reported as deep bone pain.
Some of its other myriad symptoms include swelling, color change, temperature change, hair and nail growth changes and movement disorders.
Getson is exploring the etiology of the disease by taking a holistic approach and evaluating the role of neurotransmitters and other body systems including hormones, gut ecology, gluten intolerance and vitamin deficiencies. He tests neurotransmitters, the brain’s chemical messengers, to get to the root of complex and recurring health conditions.
He also is a pioneer in the field of ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of CRPS/RSD, which works with the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor system in the brain, thought to be the source of the problem. The therapy, which has only recently become approved in the U.S., is considered one of the most efficient treatments for the disorder.