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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 […]

Mary Alice McLarty

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 […]

Bryan Pope

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 […]

Bryan Pope

Plasma Exchange Therapy a Potential Treatment Option for RSD/CRPS Sufferers

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) has remained a mystery in terms of how to best treat it, but a new, potentially effective treatment known as plasma exchange (PE) therapy gives new hope for those suffering from the chronic pain condition. […]

Bryan Pope

New Study, Medication Gives Hope to CRPS-RSD Victims

Axsome Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing therapies for the treatment of pain and other central nervous system disorders, announced last month that the first patient has been enrolled in the CREATE-1 (CRPS Treatment Evaluation 1) study, a […]

Bryan Pope

CRPS-RSD Pain Affects Sufferers, Family Members Too

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, is a rare, incurable disorder that causes the brain to send pain signals to the body, even when there is no detectable reason for the pain. This condition causes many […]