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New Hope: Pain Specialists Turn to Ketamine for Treating CRPS/RSD

Medical researchers have found that low doses of an intravenous anesthetic known as Ketamine may offer relief from the debilitating pain of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Their findings have been published in the Journal of Pain Medicine.   What […]

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CRPS/RSD Community Recognizes Leader in Pain Management

Recently, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine selected Dr. Michael Stanton-Hicks as its 2017 John J. Bonica Lecture Award winner.  Having been called a giant in the management of complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) because […]

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New Law Could Mean Lost Money: File Hurricane Harvey Claims by 9/1!

    Potentially adding insult to injury for thousands of those adversely affected by Hurricane Harvey, a recently passed bill by the Texas legislature—TAKING EFFECT THIS FRIDAY, September 1, 2017—will most likely limit the rights of homeowners in pursuing property […]

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North Carolina Teen Beats CRPS/RSD: Next Stop, NFL

When 15-year-old Nazair (Naz) Jones woke up on November 5, 2011, he could not move. Then after years of persistent pain, complete loss of control of the use of his limbs, and the loss of 50 pounds, the once-healthy, gifted […]

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How Does Your State Rate When It Comes to Road Safety Policies?

The National Safety Council (NSC) is a hard grader, if the agency’s new report that gives each of the 50 states a grade for its overall safety policies is any indication. My home state, Texas, has the dubious distinction of […]

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Traveling With CRPS/RSD? Plan Ahead

Thinking of taking a trip overseas? For those who suffer from complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), this can be a painful proposition. Extended travel is particularly difficult for those dealing with chronic pain, given the shrinking legroom and […]

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Does Medical Marijuana Relieve CRPS/RSD Pain? The Debate Continues

Medical marijuana has been approved for use in 23 states, and the law in Illinois allows patients with one of 40 specified medical conditions, including complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), to get a doctor’s recommendation to buy marijuana […]

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CDC, New England Journal of Medicine Weigh in on Chronic Pain

Chronic pain has been the subject of several recent sources of information, such as the proposed opioid guidelines released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and an article published in the November 26th edition New England […]

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CRPS/RSD Difficult to Diagnose, Harder to Live With

Articles surrounding complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD) often describe the disorder as “painful,” “misunderstood,” and “difficult to treat” for one very important reason: like fibromyalgia, low back pain, or even a simple headache, CRPS/RSD is a human condition […]

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Pain Drug Reaches Phase 3 Clinical Trials

A Pittsburg-based drug development company has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for phase 3 clinical trials of a product to treat severe, persistent pain. The medication, T-121, is being developed by Thar Pharmaceuticals and is expected to […]