New RSD Treatments: Participating in Clinical Trials

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in RSD Disease, RSD Treatment | 0 comments

New RSD Treatments: Participating in Clinical TrialsThe medical community, with the exception of a few neurologists that understand CRPS treatment/RSD treatment , is only now becoming aware of reflex sympathetic dystrophy/complex regional pain syndrome. Given that the pathology of RSD/CRPS is not fully understood and that early treatment of CRPS or treatment for RSD are important to helping patients manage pain given currently understood CRPS treatment guidelines, the development of new RSD treatments is important. While doctors continue their search for the best treatment for RSD given...

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Is There A Cure for RSD?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in RSD Diagnosis, RSD Disease, RSD Treatment | 0 comments

Is There a Cure for RSD?After first asking the question “What is RSD?”, the person that has been diagnosed will likely ask their doctor “Is there a cure for RSD?” Unfortunately for all who suffer from the chronic pain that RSD causes, the short answer is “No” – or at the very least “Not Yet.” The video below explains how the body’s nervous system works in processing pain signals and can give some insight into how it can malfunction:Given how the body can malfunction when it comes to processing pain, we can now see why a...

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Understanding RSD

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013 in RSD Diagnosis, RSD Disease, RSD Symptoms | 0 comments

Understanding RSDIt is not uncommon to injure a body part – we may accidentally stub one of our toes, bang our knee on something, or sprain one of our ankles – but we often get up to keep going, not really considering the extent of injury. Although the initial sensation of pain may be absolutely excruciating, it usually tends to subside after waiting a moment, or “walking it off”. While this may work at time to reduce and ultimately relieve pain, in the case of some, this may not always be the outcome. The sensation of pain not only remains, it worsens over time, often to the...

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Diagnosing Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in RSD Diagnosis, RSD Disease, RSD Symptoms | 0 comments

Diagnosing Reflex Sympathetic DystrophyReflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is considered to be the Type I form of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Diagnosing Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy can be challenging for doctors not familiar with the disease. RSD symptoms are the first indicators that a patient may have RSD disease; Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy has no known etiology (set of causal factors) nor any implied pathophysiology (body functional changes associated with onset of RSD disease). When this form of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome shows up, the RSD symptoms that a patient may...

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Electrical Nerve Stimulation Options for RSD: TENS & More

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Electrical Nerve Stimulation, RSD Treatment | 0 comments

Electrical Nerve Stimulation Options for the Treatment of Chronic Pain Caused by Reflex Sympathetic DystrophyIf you are going to consider electrical nerve stimulation as a treatment option for chronic pain caused by Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) along with managing other RSD symptoms, it is important that you understand:What are your options for chronic pain management using electrical nerve stimulation? What are the differences between these electrical nerve stimulation treatment options for rsd symptoms? What are the relative benefits of these electrical nerve stimulation ...

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