WHO WE ARE
– RSD Facts
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is characterized by a group of symptoms including pain (often “burning” type), tenderness, and swelling of an extremity associated with varying degrees of sweating, warmth and/or coolness, flushing, discoloration, shiny skin and other symptoms.
– Symptoms of RSD
Symptoms of RSD often occur in three stages: 1) acute, 2) dystrophic, and 3) atrophic.
– Tests and diagnosis
Diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome is based on a physical exam and your medical history. There’s no single test that can definitively diagnose complex regional pain syndrome, but the following procedures may provide important clues:
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU:
The outcome of CRPS varies from person to person. Almost all children and teenagers have good recovery. Some individuals are left with unremitting pain and crippling, irreversible changes despite treatment. Anecdotal evidence suggests early treatment, particularly rehabilitation, is helpful in limiting the disorder, but this benefit has not yet been proven in clinical studies. More research is needed to understand the causes of CRPS, how it progresses, and the role of early treatment.