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Bryan Pope

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 […]

Bryan Pope

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 […]

Bryan Pope

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 […]

Bryan Pope

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 […]

Bryan Pope

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 […]

Bryan Pope

Why a CRPS/RSD Claim Can be Hard to Prove

Although the pain suffered is extremely real to a sufferer of complex regional pain syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS/RSD), it can be very hard to prove, particularly in court. Some of the difficulties that CRPS/RSD sufferers may encounter if they file […]

Mary Alice McLarty

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 […]

Bryan Pope

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 […]

Bryan Pope

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 […]

Bryan Pope

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 […]