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.