5 doctors weighed in:
Any new solutions to controlling rsd?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management
In brief: Several possiblities
Rsd is a complex disorder which is really poorly understood.
As a pain doctor, i've seen quite a few rsd patients. Some respond to meds, some to osteopathic manipulation. Quite a few respond to topical or ingested medical marijuana. If legal in your state, it could prove quite helpful to try. Consult an osteopathic doc for a hands-on diagnosis to see if manipulation could be part of your treatment.

In brief: Several possiblities
Rsd is a complex disorder which is really poorly understood.
As a pain doctor, i've seen quite a few rsd patients. Some respond to meds, some to osteopathic manipulation. Quite a few respond to topical or ingested medical marijuana. If legal in your state, it could prove quite helpful to try. Consult an osteopathic doc for a hands-on diagnosis to see if manipulation could be part of your treatment.
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
I agree with Dr Cohn's answer and there are also many areas where a thoughtful and skilled mutli-disciplinary program of desensitisaton, physical therapy and manual therapies along with psychological support for coping with the terrible pain are available. In addition to this and conventional pain medications, sometimes amantadine 100 mg twice daily may be useful. Anti-inflammatory diet always a good adjunct. The Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Assn in Connecticut is a good resource.. Frequency Specific Microcurrent has some cases where it has been helpful.
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