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What could cause rsd type symptoms?

What could cause rsd type symptoms?

Endstage muscle dz.: In the 50s there were a few md pioneers who 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 more

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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Definition)

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


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What symtoms do musculoskeletal conditions manifest?

What symtoms do musculoskeletal conditions manifest?

Pain, tightness...: Pain, muscle tightness and/or spasms, limited range of motion, fatigue and weakness. ...Read more

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What causes fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

What causes fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

No one thing: Hi. We do not know what causes either condition, so right now, your guess is as good as mine (or anyone else's). My belief is it's a constellation of causes, not any one thing. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause nerve tingling symptoms?

Can IBS cause nerve tingling symptoms?

Other way: In some cases it is the other way around. I've seen a number of cases where the person develops a neuropathy (giving numbness and tingling in limbs) and also ibs symptoms. ...Read more

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Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

Are Parkinson's symptoms & post-polio syndrome symptoms similar?

They are different!: Post-polio symptoms emanate from neural changes in the spine, while Dopamine depletion in the substantia nigra is the cause for parkinson's. Stumbling and awkward motion can be common to both, but in the end they are distinctly different. ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

What causes similar symptoms to hyperthyroidism?

Many, many things: Most overweight people think/hope they have an under active thyroid gland, so doc can give them thyroid replacement and they'll lose the weight (i remember one case in 40 years practice). Many people think they have overactive thyroid when pulse is fast, palpitations in chest, sweat a lot, diarrhea frequently, lose weight or hair, ...Most don't, but check. I do thyroid screening tests routinely. ...Read more

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What medical conditions can mimick symptoms of excersised induced asthma ?

What medical conditions can mimick symptoms of excersised induced asthma ?

Vocal cord dysfcn: The first condition that comes to mind is vocal cord dysfunction, where they close creating a blockage of the airway when you are trying to get air. It takes working with a speech pathologist to learn how to relax the voice box during these sporadic events, that can strike suddenly during exercise. ...Read more

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What neurological symptoms are associated with paraneoplastic syndrome?

What neurological symptoms are associated with paraneoplastic syndrome?

Many: Neurologic paraneoplastic syndromes are caused by an abnormal immune response to the tumor, which makes the body accidentally attack its own nervous tissue. Muscle weakness, stiff limbs, dizziness, coordination problems, vision problems, confusion, difficulty swallowing, memory problems and numbness are some of the many possible symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes fibromyalgia?

What causes fibromyalgia?

Unknown cause: The cause is unknown. Certain parts of the brain regulate which sensations are perceived as painful ( a pain gate mechanism). This becomes altered in fibromyalgia and non-painful stimuli are felt as painful. There are also alterations in the brain's sleep cycle mechanism. ...Read more

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Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.

Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.

Perhaps peripheral: The guillain-barre syndrome can cause nerves in the leg to be susceptible to local compression, and you may have a problem with nerve issues in foot or ankle but even more proximally, like hip or low back. Does not really fit ms. An EMG test might help. ...Read more

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Can multiple sclerosis cause sciatica pains?

Can multiple sclerosis cause sciatica pains?

Yes: Its possible since MS can affect nerves not only in the brain but also in the spinal cord. Alternatively, diseases like Transverse Myelitis (related to MS) can occur and cause pain in a sciatic pattern as well. ...Read more

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Can pheochromocytoma manifest neurological symptoms?

Can pheochromocytoma manifest neurological symptoms?

Pheochromocytoma: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland that secretes hormones that cause hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. The symptoms include elevated blood pressure, anxiety, weight loss, and excess perspiration., . ...Read more

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Does pheochromocytoma cause neurological symptoms?

Yes: The most common neurological symptoms it causes is episodic headache, which means the headache comes and goes often. ...Read more

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Can celiac cause neurological symptoms like ataxia?

Can celiac cause neurological symptoms like ataxia?

Yes: Neurological complications of gluten enteropathy are rare but recognized. Cerebellar involvement is one of the recognized syndromic manifestations. A neurologist should be consulted. Strict dietary compliance doesn't prevent these complications although as noted they are rare. ...Read more

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Chronic cough, fatigue, chest pain, chonic muscle pain, ...What possible conditions are associated with these symptoms?

Chronic cough, fatigue, chest pain, chonic muscle pain, ...What possible conditions are associated with these symptoms?

Consult a physician: Need more detailed history and work up to diagnose the conditions associated with these symptoms. Many connective tissue disorder and lung conditions can cause these symptoms. More info like duration of symptoms., , history of recent travel, exposure to any chemicals and medication history will be helpful. ...Read more

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What causes "post-polio syndrome"?

What causes "post-polio syndrome"?

Polio + aging: Post-polio syndrome results in spinal motor neurons (those that supply voluntary muscles) which were affected often decades earlier by polio virus to degenerate & stop functioning normally. Theory is that the neuron is weakened & now succumbing to continuing muscle use which overtaxes the neuron metabolism. Reduced activity is the only remedy but won't reverse damage already done. ...Read more

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What is rsd?......Cause? $ symptoms plz?

What is rsd?......Cause? $ symptoms plz?

nerve pain: It is a type of chronic pain which occurs usually after an injury and it is presumed to be maintained by autonomic nervous system. ...Read more

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What could cause rsd type symptoms?

Endstage muscle dz.: In the 50s there were a few md pioneers who 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 more

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Can the nerve blocks cause rsd flare ups?

Can the nerve blocks cause rsd flare ups?

Rsd flare ups: Any injection or irritation to the nerve can cause a flare up, however, the pain physician usually injects steroids at the site which supposed to decrease inflammation at the site to prevent a flare up & increase the threshold for rsd conductance. I would speak to the physician that injected you and look at the paper work that they gave to you after the procedure. ...Read more

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Which causes more pain, spine surgery or rsd?

Which causes more pain, spine surgery or rsd?

Subjective: Pain is subjective, meaning it is in the eye of the beholder. Spine surgery and rsd are both painful conditions, but it is not possible to compare the two, nor to compare one person's pain to another's. ...Read more

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Is normal for hurricanes to cause pain in crps or rsd patients? And what can we do for relief without adding meds?

Is normal for hurricanes to cause pain in crps or rsd patients? And what can we do for relief without adding meds?

Barometric pressure: Barometric pressure changes could be responsible for your symptoms The weather may change but the question is your symptoms.. This is something you can discuss with your physician to see what the best approach to your specific symptoms. ...Read more

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Could a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and rsd?

Could a doctor confuse the symptoms of lymphangitis and rsd?

Almost impossible: That would seem to be virtually impossible as the symptoms of each are totally different. ...Read more

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Can a dislocated patella cause rsd?

Can a dislocated patella cause rsd?

Yes: If it injures the nerves to that area causing chronic pain. Chronic pain can lead to maldunction of your sympathetic nervous system and thus rsd. ...Read more

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Would rsd/crps cause chronic fatigue?

Would rsd/crps cause chronic fatigue?

Association: Admittedly, i'm not an expert in chronic fatigue syndrome. I think chronic fatigue is a common comorbidity or associated syndrome of complex regional pain syndrome (reflex sympathetic dystrophy, causalgia), rather than a cause. Sympathetic involvement may be the common link; hopefully an expert in both conditions could contribute more. ...Read more

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What causes reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

What causes reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

Rsd: Usually some injury - trivial or not - that results in sensitization of peripheral nerve fibers that then results in painful state. If left untreated changes take place in the spinal cord and brain as well. ...Read more

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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy symptoms?

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy symptoms?

A nerve disorder: Rsd is a progressive disease characterized by pain, swelling, color and temperature changes in an extremity (usually arm or leg). It is caused by impaired functioning of the autonomic nervous system. Patients can loose function of the affected extremity and it can spread to the unaffected side. Symptoms often manifest after a previous traumatic injury to the area. Treatment is multi-modal. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

What are the symptoms of reflex sympathetic dystrophy?

RSD: Rsd is an old term for a condition now called complex regional pain syndrome . This begins with some type of injury, often a minor one. There is a great deal of pain as well as swelling in the involved limb, sensitivity to even light touch and abnormalities in sweating of the affected extremity. The condition is poorly understood. The mainstay of treatment is aggressive physical therapy. ...Read more

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Would RSD of the lower leg cause it to throb after walking several blocks?

Would RSD of the lower leg cause it to throb after walking several blocks?

Rsd: Rsd or crps. Is scientifically sympathetic nervous system problem which is in control of circulation so that symptom is not surprising hopefully ur treatment is to maximize your activity level and functioning so that limb doesn't lose muscle etc ...Read more

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My brother has RSD in his right arm and the arm is now shorter then the left one. Could the size difference be cause by RSD? What treatment can help?

My brother has RSD in his right arm and the arm is  now shorter then the left one. Could the size difference be cause by RSD? What treatment can help?

Not likely: The shorter arm was likely there already and now you are becoming more aware about this issue because of his pain condition. Treatments vary, but include medications, injections and even spinal cord stimulation. Recommend seeing a Pain Specialist to determine what to do. ...Read more

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Please tell me can fibromyalgia or rsd cause tendon locks in fingers and toes?

RSD might: however that may be due to atrophy and contracture meaning you can't move it regardless because of disuse. Sometimes early arthritis can set in so consider that issue as well. ...Read more

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What could cause burning pain in the neck? I have crawling under the skin? I am wondering if it could be rsd? I have had rsd in the past please help

Neuropathic pain: The sensation you are describing is neuropathic pain. It comes from a pinched, inflamed ir damaged nerve. The most common causes of your symptoms are a disk problem in the neck, injury, or the early phase of shingles. If your symptoms have been present for a while you should talk to your doctor about a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Does reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause fatigue?

Does reflex sympathetic dystrophy cause fatigue?

It can: All pain processes have the tendency to cause tiredness or fatigue. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person has chronic pain problems in the arms or legs, but can also feel pain in other ...Read more