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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
What is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome?
RSD is an older term used to describe one form of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Both RSD and CRPS are nerve disorders characterized by chronic severe burning pain, pathological changes in bone and skin, excessive sweating, tissue swelling and extreme sensitivity to touch. RSD is also called CRPS.
What are symptoms of RSD/CRPS?
Continuous, intense pain that is out of proportion to the severity of the injury and which gets worse rather than better over time. It most often affects the arms, legs, hands or feet and is accompanied by:
increased skin sensitivity
changes in skin temperature: warmer or cooler compared to the opposite extremity
changes in skin color: often blotchy, purple, pale or red
changes in skin texture: shiny and thin, sometimes excessively sweaty
changes in nail and hair growth patterns
swelling and stiffness in affected joint
How is RSD caused?
RSD is most often caused by trauma to the extremities, some conditions that can bring RSD about are sprains, fractures, surgery, damage to blood vessels or nerves and certain brain injuries.
How is RSD treated?
There are several types of medications that can be used and sometimes elevating the affected extremity may be helpful. There also are surgical procedures that are used in some cases. Treatment needs to be individualized and treatment plans often incorporate several of these measures. Treatment if begun early, ideally within the first three months after symptoms begin, can result in remission. Early diagnosis is the key.
Is there a cure?
Not at this time, but research continues. Advances have resulted in some new and effective treatments.
RSD (CRPS) presents unique issues within the context of litigation or lawsuits. Please contact the Law Office of David Kaufman, if you need an experienced lawyer who knows about this tragic and painful condition.
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