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    • Do I Have CRPS/RSD? How to Tell

      Do I Have CRPS/RSD? How to Tell

      For over thirty years, I have been handling cases in which the original traumatic injury evolves into CRPS/RSD.  A clinical diagnosis is required which feature a variety of signs and symptoms.  You do not have to have every symptom to […]

    • Study Says DRG Stimulation Effective Pain Relief for CRPS/RSD

      Study Says DRG Stimulation Effective Pain Relief for CRPS/RSD

      According to a new study, those suffering with complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) may be able to obtain significant limb pain relief with dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation, more so than from traditional spinal cord stimulation (SCS). ACCURATE […]

    • High Frequency Stimulation Could be Effective Treatment for CRPS/RSD, Study Says

      High Frequency Stimulation Could be Effective Treatment for CRPS/RSD, Study Says

      A German study found that high frequency repetitive stimulation helped improve tactile ability and overall pain in patients affected by complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD). The study, published in the Frontiers in Neurology journal, focused on the work […]

    • CRPS/RSD Sufferers Can Learn to Rephrase Pain

      CRPS/RSD Sufferers Can Learn to Rephrase Pain

      In a medical context, words are more than mere puffs of air – they are neurological events. The McGill Pain Index, one of the most widely used pain assessment systems, relies completely on verbal descriptions to diagnose the severity of […]

    • Women Connect on Twitter, Form Global RSD/CRPS Support Group

      Women Connect on Twitter, Form Global RSD/CRPS Support Group

      Throughout the 30 years I have been representing patients with CRPS/RSD, I have come to appreciate how helpful and comforting a support group is for these folks.  Each has his or her own unique experience and methods of coping with the […]

    • Former ER Doctor Spreads the Word: CRPS is Real

      Former ER Doctor Spreads the Word: CRPS is Real

      Dr. Billy Alexander, an internal medicine physician from West Monroe, Louisiana, took a strong message to the American College of Emergency Physicians annual meeting in late October: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is real. “Surprisingly, some physicians are somewhat skeptical […]

    • New Study Says Ketamine May Reduce Pain in Adolescents with CRPS/RSD

      New Study Says Ketamine May Reduce Pain in Adolescents with CRPS/RSD

      A new study suggests that ketamine may be a safe and effective way to relieve chronic pain in adolescents suffering from a variety of chronic pain conditions, according to a report published by Pain Medicine News. The purpose of the […]

    • Finnish Researchers Find Link Between the Choroid Plexus and RSD/CRPS

      Finnish Researchers Find Link Between the Choroid Plexus and RSD/CRPS

      Aalto University neuroscientists, in collaboration with researchers at Helsinki University Hospital and Harvard Medical School, have found a link between the size of the choroid plexus in the brain and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic […]

    • Fight the Flame 5k Raises Money for RSD-CRPS

      Fight the Flame 5k Raises Money for RSD-CRPS

      The 3rd Annual Fight the Flame 5k is an official time-chipped race and walk to raise awareness and money for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). It scheduled for November 1 at 8:00 a.m. at McAlpine Creek Park […]

    • Connecticut Board Votes to Cover CRPS/RSD Under State Medical Marijuana Law

      Connecticut Board Votes to Cover CRPS/RSD Under State Medical Marijuana Law

      On August 19, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection’s Medical Marijuana Program Board of Physicians voted unanimously in favor of adding complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS/RSD) to the list of conditions covered under Connecticut’s medical marijuana law, meaning that marijuana […]