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Neurontin And Rsd
I take Neurontin (gabapentin) for rsd, and i'm noticing an uncontrolled movement of my lower jaw. It's a little uncomfortable from the tension. Is this common?
Tardive Dyskinesia: Is an abnormal involuntary movement disorder that encompasses a broad spectrum of hyperkinesias. In the orofacial region, patients may exhibit erratic movements of the orofacial musculature including lip smacking, tongue protrusions, pouting, chewing, and other irregular movements of the head and neck. It is not common for neurontin (gabapentin). Rec.: see prescribing physician for evaluation. ...Read more
RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. It is an injury that results in pain that seems disproportionate. It typically involves the extremities. Physical signs can be cool skin, loss of hair, sweating dysfunction, loss of hair, shiny skin, loss of bone density. Treatment is physical therapy, but pain may prevent this. Sympathetic nerve blocks can reduce ...Read more
I was diag. With rsd in 2009. What are the best medications for rsd.? Currently i take gabapentin & tomax. Any diet restrictions?
Tough to treat: Rsd does not readily respond to numerous meds. The drug mexilitine may be better than most but is difficult to manage. Sympathetic blocks may be useful for a brief time. Dorsal column stimulators help in some. Dietary restrictions do not work. You are best advised to seek a pain management specialist, and discuss all of the above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manual therapy: In the 50s travell, md a pain pioneer concluded that chronic tissue pain was caused by numerous trigger points in muscle fibers causing the muscles to contract compressing nerves, vessels and alter the flow of lymphatics. Rds develops from this myofascial dz. Early therapy is the key with myofascial release therapy with massage, tissue therapy, trigger pt injs w Lidocaine and acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immobility causes it: Anytime you are not using your body, muscles or sedentary your bones will weaken and look pale on scan. Tx the rsd and over time with increase activity the bones will strengthen to a stable state. Do not take meds to strengthen the bones, it will make the rsd worse! see my other post on pain issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need therapy: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is characterized by group of symptoms including pain (often "burning" type), tenderness, and swelling of an extremity associated with varying degrees of sweating, warmth and/or coolness, flushing, discoloration, and shiny skin..May be associated with injury to the nerves, trauma, surgery. Some therapy medication NSAIDS or sympathetic blockade. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone has a sympathetic nerve block and it works does that mean the person has the disorder like rsd?
Is normal for hurricanes to cause pain in crps or rsd patients? And what can we do for relief without adding meds?
Just found out I have rsd. Seeing the proper doctors, but just wondering if you have at home treatment suggestions?
Intense nerve pain: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is renamed to complex regional pain syndrome to acurately reflect the localized nature of this illness. It is often result of trauma to the area injurying the nerve which healed abnormally and thus becomes hypersenstive. It can be severe and disabling for some, but i don't believe it is generally regarded as catastrophic. Consult doc if u r having trouble. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multifaceted : The term reflex sympathetic dystrophy is spoken of nowadays as complex regional pain syndrome. The approach to as you correctly stated "relieving pain"requires skill and patience on both the doctors as well as the patients parts. Proper medication, psychotherapy, exercise therapy, and other ancillary support interventions are usually found to be the best. Unfortunately, no one size fits all here. ...Read more
Therapy, symp blocks: Rsd is treated with desensitization physical therapy. Sympathetic blocks may help treat the disease earlier on in its course but must be done with the therapy. Medication can help the symptoms. Dorsal column stimulation has also been shown to be beneficial... You need to see a physician who can treat this disease for you and the sooner the better. I hope you find some relief. ...Read more
yes: Studies have shown that pretreatment before surgery can decrease a flareup of rsd from about 70% to 25%. Unfortunately, these studies have dealt with only a small amount of people. Some experts recommend a nerve block before the surgery, however there is no definitive treatment. If i were having arm surgery, i would request a brachial plexus block. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare in kids: I think you're referring to "reflex sympathetic dystrophy", which is quite rare in children. It's more commonly called "complex regional pain syndrome". There is no single test that establishes the diagnosis. If this is being considered in an 8 year old, you should probably be working with an interdisciplinary team including pain specialists, neurologists, and pediatric mental health specialists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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