Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD), is a chronic disorder that causes severe pain, swelling, and changes in skin texture in a personís hand, arm, foot, or leg. Although there is no known cause of CRPS, the condition often develops after a traumatic injury such as a car accident, on-the-job accident, or surgical mistake.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, CRPS can affect both genders at any age, although it is most commonly found in women. Symptoms of CRPS can include:
CRPS is a progressive and often permanent condition that can reduce your quality of life and lead to severe pain and suffering. The condition typically has three stages, each with its own symptoms and severity:
Attempts to treat CRPS are difficult, expensive, and often ineffective. Implanted spinal cord stimulators, psychotherapy, and even amputation of the affected limb have all been used to treat CRPS with varying degrees of success. Because the condition canít be cured after it has progressed, most treatments aim to improve a patientís quality of life and reduce his or her symptoms.
If you or someone you love developed CRPS after an accident, injury, or medical mistake, our attorneys want to hear from you. We know how much CRPS can affect your life, and we know the pain and suffering it causes. You need compensation for your medical expenses, and we can help you get itócall us today or fill out a free initial consultation form.
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