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My father has rsd not to sure what that stands for but hes constantly in pain in his neck shoulder n back wht can he do to take the pain away?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: Part 2

Medications: pain medicines, steroids, certain blood pressure medicines, bone loss medications (such as bisphosphonates like Fosamax (alendronate) and actonel), and antidepressants.
Some type of talk therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy, can help with chronic pain. Injections, spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump are all more aggressive treaments.

In brief: Part 2

Medications: pain medicines, steroids, certain blood pressure medicines, bone loss medications (such as bisphosphonates like Fosamax (alendronate) and actonel), and antidepressants.
Some type of talk therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy, can help with chronic pain. Injections, spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump are all more aggressive treaments.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: RSD is now CRPS

There is no cure for crps, but the disease can be slowed.
The main focus is on relieving the symptoms and helping people with this syndrome live as normal a life as possible. Physical and occupational therapy should be started as early as possible. Starting an exercise program and learning to keep joints and muscles moving may prevent the disease from getting worse.

In brief: RSD is now CRPS

There is no cure for crps, but the disease can be slowed.
The main focus is on relieving the symptoms and helping people with this syndrome live as normal a life as possible. Physical and occupational therapy should be started as early as possible. Starting an exercise program and learning to keep joints and muscles moving may prevent the disease from getting worse.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Cheryl White
Pain Management

In brief: Referred Pain

This is a condition where the body is fooled into thinking the pain is in one area where in fact the cause of the pain may be remote from that area.
Seek and opinion from a reputable pain physician who may offer a soinal cord atimulator on a temporary basis to allow the body to adjust to the real cause of the pain.

In brief: Referred Pain

This is a condition where the body is fooled into thinking the pain is in one area where in fact the cause of the pain may be remote from that area.
Seek and opinion from a reputable pain physician who may offer a soinal cord atimulator on a temporary basis to allow the body to adjust to the real cause of the pain.
Dr. Cheryl White
Dr. Cheryl White
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