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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. 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 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?

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?

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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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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Is rsd considered a catastrophic disease?

Is rsd considered a catastrophic disease?

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 more

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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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He said he thinks he has clinical rsd ? What can he do?

He said he thinks he has clinical rsd ?  What can he do?

Get 2nd opinion: 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 can you tell me about rsd? What do nerve blocks have to do with it?

What can you tell me about rsd? What do nerve blocks have to do with it?

RSD is complicated: according to most drs.The pain, is traditionally considered multifactorial & sustained by an overactive sympathetic nervous system.Nerve blocks try to stop the symp. overactivity.New, controversial thought is the pain is maintained due to peripheral nerve inflamm. by tiny nervi nervorum.Some pts. receive more benefit with Vit D, Prologel creams, B12 supplementation followed by neuroprolotherapy. ...Read more

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The current pain medications I'm on aren't helping with my RSD . What are my options? I was on stronger meds but we've changed them.

The current pain medications I'm on aren't helping with my RSD . What are my options?  I was on stronger meds but we've changed them.

RSD=CRPS: In cases of RSD that are refractory to sympathetic blocks, a surgical sympathectomy may be recommended. Various pharmacological agents have also been used topically to block the release of NE from presynaptic sympathetic neurons with varied success. always pain psychologist is recommended as an adjunctive treatment. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia have any connection to rsd?

Yes and no: Fibromyalgia is sometimes what is called a "lump diagnosis" in medicine. People with chronic pain of unknown cause are given the diagnosis because it is unknown what their actual cause of pain is. Some of these people surely have Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), another chronic pain syndrome. In that way, they are related, although for most people with fibromyalgia, the true cause is unknown. ...Read more

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How do you deal with rsd/crps when nothing works?

How do you deal with rsd/crps when nothing works?

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. Qamar Khan
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Definition)

A condition in which a person has a chronic pain problem in his arms or legs, but can also be in other ...Read more