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What is rsd and how do you develope it?

What is rsd and how do you develope it?

CRPS: Reflex sympathic dystrophy (rsd) or complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is a form of chronic pain that usually affects extremity. Crps typically develops after an injury, surgery, but the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other parts of his body. Perhaps the pain is due to problems with the nerves in the area, or there may be a problem with the immune system, leading to inflammation ...Read more


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What is rsd?

What is rsd?

A complex condition: A chronic pain condition that is believed to be the result of dysfunction in the central or peripheral nervous systems and abnormal excitation of nervous tissue, leading to abnormal impulses along nerves that affect blood vessels and skin. This can be acquired after minor trauma or surgery. It can be treated my a pain specialist, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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What can I do about rsd?

What can I do about rsd?

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 more

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What is reccomended for rsd?

IMMEDIATE TREATMENT: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd) requires immediate and aggressive attention starting in a progressive and logical fashion. Usually membrane stabilizing drugs (i.e. Lyria/neurontin) and sympathetic injections (i.e. Lumbar sympathetic blocks) play a critical role in breaking the cycle of inappropriate nerve firing. When these measures fail spinal cord stimulation remains an excellent option. ...Read more

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Difference between rsd and crsd?

Do you mean: Rsd and crps? For all intensive purposes they are pretty much the same with slight difference. A terrible pain syndrome that is often very difficult to treat. Early on it seems intense physical therapy may help. It is good to seek out treatment with docs that have experience with treating this condition. ...Read more

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What is rsd and how is it treated?

What is rsd and how is it treated?

Poorly understood: RSD also called CRPS is poorly understood.Cause is equally poorly understood.A regional pain synd w/exquisite tenderness & irregular skin temp/color changes & mottling.Can spread to other body areas.Standard dogma:it is maintained by overactive sympathetic nerve activity.Treated w/many therapies incl sympathetic nerve blocks.New treatments aim at stopping local nerve inflamm, ex. neuroprolotherapy ...Read more

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What is rsd and how is it treated?

Neurologic: Rad stands for reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It is a problem in which the sympathetic nerve signal to an arm or leg is interrupted. It is treated with time, medications, physical therapy, injections and sometimes surgery. There is no one treatment which always works. You should see someone experienced in dealing with this problem. ...Read more

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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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Any new solutions to controlling rsd?

Any new solutions to controlling rsd?

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 more

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Dr. Tarek Shahbandar
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Definition)

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a pain condition where there is life-long sharp or burning pain at the site of a previous injury, but without clearly identifiable ...Read more