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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy symptoms?

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Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
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Dr. Robert Madden
Anesthesiology

In brief: RSD SYMPTOMS

The most common symptoms of RSD include: Allodynia: painful response to non-painful stimulation.
Vasomotor symptoms: skin color & temperature changes. Sudomotor symptoms: sweat pattern abnormalities. Trophic symptoms: abnormal skin, hair & nail growth.

In brief: RSD SYMPTOMS

The most common symptoms of RSD include: Allodynia: painful response to non-painful stimulation.
Vasomotor symptoms: skin color & temperature changes. Sudomotor symptoms: sweat pattern abnormalities. Trophic symptoms: abnormal skin, hair & nail growth.
Dr. Robert Madden
Dr. Robert Madden
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