Are you in pain? Have you been in pain since an accident such as a trip and fall, motor vehicle accident, or another event which may have caused trauma? Have you been treating for the pain without any relief? Have you been checked for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome which is also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (“RSD”)? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain condition, often affecting a limb, after trauma to that specific limb, and is believed to be caused by damage to the central nervous system. One of the most common traits of RSD is that the pain appears to be greater than what the event would have seemingly caused. For example, you may have been simply walking and tripped over an uneven sidewalk.
Too often individuals are treated for pain without any relief. Trigger point injections, physical therapy, epidural injections, and chiropractic treatment are just some of the various forms of treatment which seemingly have zero affect on the pain experienced by the individual. Instead, the individual is left with what is often described as a burning feeling in the injured limb/body part. In more serious cases, individuals may have discoloration of the affected area, hypersensitivity to touch or temperature to the affected area. In fact, some individuals have even complained that the area is severely impacted when it is hit by the wind outside. While pain management is one form of treatment, it is not the only, especially in the severe cases.
Incidents which result in RSD could go over looked without proper investigation. Here at Stark & Stark, we have seen an increasing number of clients who complain of pain with no relief. While some had pain to other conditions, others have been diagnosed with RSD and have begun treatment. However, the initial diagnosis is often just the beginning. Those diagnosed with RSD will likely require treatment for the rest of their lives. Simply put, RSD is a very serious condition and is life changing. If you or a loved one has been affected by RSD, contact Stark & Stark today for a free consultation.
If you have been injured, and your pain simply will not resolve despite all your efforts, please call our experienced attorneys at Stark & Stark today for a complimentary, no obligation consultation. We can help you decide what the best course of action is for you under the circumstances of your case.