Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), aka Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a multiple symptom, multi-system syndrome which usually affects one or more extremities but may affect any part of the body.
Development of RSD does not depend on the seriousness of the initial injury – it may even be perceived as minor or inconsequential. The sympathetic nervous system, for reasons not fully understood, functions abnormally after the injury. Common symptoms:
- Pain that can be moderate to severe
- Neuropsychological deficits
- Constitutional symptoms (lethargy, tiredness, weakness)
- Respiratory complications (dystonia in chest wall muscles)
- Endocrine system dysfunction (low baseline cortisol levels)
- Urological system dysfunction (difficulty urinating or incontinence)
- GI dysfunction (IBS, nausea, constipation, vomiting, gastroparesis, etc.)
We have extensive experience in treating Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). What might you expect from treatment? Even if your condition has been resistant to treatment with medication, physical therapy, sympathetic nerve blocks and other therapies, Dr. Victor Pedro and his team offer a unique treatment program that has been able to help many people. For more information, please contact us.
Patients Willing to Share Their Stories
Here are some words from patients or relatives of patients who underwent Cortical Integrative Therapy for concussion symptoms.
I have RSD, triggered by a knee replacement operation that I had several years ago. I was misdiagnosed for almost three years and tried everything for the pain that western medicine had to offer. Nothing worked. When I first went to Dr. Pedro, I was down to 100 pounds. My heart rate was very high. I had severe cold sweats and was hospitalized three times for constipation. I suffered for almost three years, Dr. Pedro got me better in five weeks. Insurance does not cover this program currently, and that’s a shame. Dr. Pedro has put years of time, effort and research into this therapy. If you are in the pain that I was in, you know that you can not put a price on living pain free. His treatment is non-invasive and is a better way. This program works. I am 100% better. I am so very grateful that I found Dr. Pedro. He is one of the most compassionate doctors that I ever met. He took his time. He worked with me. He was hands-on. Because of Dr. Pedro and his treatment, I have hope of getting my life back and becoming an athlete again. Thank you Dr Pedro and staff.
The fact of the matter is I’ve had a long journey. I’ve seen so many doctors, and had so many surgeries and procedures. My journey would’ve been a lot shorter if I had known about Victor Pedro, DC, and Cortical Integrative Therapy sooner. (Full article in painpathways.org magazine.)Paula Abdul