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A 65-year-old female asked:

any "new" information on treatment of rsd/crps? include alternative treatments as well?

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Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Pain specialist: Suggest you contact your pain specialist or neurologist who could best answer this.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

Can you clarify what reflex sympathetic dystrophy really is?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
RSD: This is in simple terms an overactivity of the sympathetic system that results in color changes, swelling, temperature differences, severe pain, sensitivity to touch and wind. This usually results from an injury no matter how trivial. It can also arise on its own. The important thing is an early diagnosis and aggressive treatment - very often the former is a big problem!
A 54-year-old member asked:

What is rsd and how do you develope it?

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Pain: Typically rsd or as it is known, chronic regional pain syndrome. Will start in an extremity following painful trauma or other stimulus. If the pain initaially is not treated properly and sometimes even if treated appropriately it is nerves in that extremity changing and developing local nerve pain that can be hard to control but is better if treated aggressively and early to prevent progression.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Does anyone here know anything about reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Yes: Rsd (complex regional pain syndrome) is a poorly understood pain condition. It can occur after minor or major trauma or after nerve injury. It consists of severe pain, usually in the end of a limb, swelling and increased warmth in the early phases and muscle atrophy and contracture in the later phases. There may be excessive sweating. The causes are poorly understood. Mainstay is aggressive pt.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Now CRPS: Complex regional pain syndrome, formerly rsd, is a pain syndrome, usually occurring in an arm or leg after an injury, but lasting much longer than would be normal for that type of injury. It typically has a component of redness or swelling and is described as burning or aching. There is also no obvious damage to a specific nerve that doctors can find. The cause is not clearly understood.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know anything about reflex sympathetic dystroph rsd?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 36 years experience
Chronic painful Dz: Rsd is a chronic progressive condition characterized by pain, swelling, temperature/ color changes of the affected extremity. The pain can spread to the unaffected side. It most often involves an arm or leg but can affect knees, abdomen and the face. The condition responds best to treatment if given early after symptom onset. Treatment is difficult and involves meds, injections and pt.

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