Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy / Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is one of the most catastrophic injuries a person can sustain, and the symptoms can last for an entire lifetime. RSD is a neurological condition can be caused by a pressure injury to an extremity when a limb is crushed. Although several types of accidents can result in RSD, it can arise after motor vehicle collisions, motorcycle collisions, and slip and fall accidents. If you or a member of your family was diagnosed with RSD, contact the Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys at Englander Peebles to find out if you have grounds for a claim.
RSD victims often endure tremendous pain and suffering in addition to overwhelming medical bills. Some can never return to work. If a negligent driver caused your injury, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical condition, treatment, lost income, and other damages.
The attorneys at Englander Peebles take pride in helping the injured pursue the justice and compensation they deserve after a serious accident. Our personal injury lawyers represent clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Florida. Call (954) 500-4878 today to schedule a free initial consultation.What Is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a neurological condition characterized by intense burning of the skin, skin discoloration, loss of bone density, abnormal hair growth and loss, and abnormal toenail or fingernail growth. It often affects a person’s leg, foot, or arm.
Until recently, RSD was a controversial diagnosis, and some medical experts disputed its validity. But thanks to further research, RSD is now a recognized medical condition.
The symptoms of RSD can worsen over time, and the condition can spread throughout the body. In addition to physical symptoms, RSD can cause psychological symptoms such as anxiety and concentration and memory. If left untreated, RSD can progress and eventually cause permanent pain and disabling limitations.Treatment for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
Like most other medical conditions, early detection of RSD is key for ensuring the best possible outcome of treatment. If you show symptoms of RSD, discuss them with your doctor immediately.
Treatment for RSD aim to reduce symptoms and to prevent the condition from worsening and spreading. Interventions for RSD may include:
- Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation;
- Pump implantation;
- Neural stimulation;
- Spinal cord stimulation;
- Surgical sympathectomy.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is a lifechanging diagnosis that can affect a victim’s career, family, and quality of life. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with RSD after an accident, the Broward County injury lawyers at Englander Peebles can evaluate your situation and explain the most strategic ways to proceed with your claim.
Seeking legal counsel immediately is critical for victims of RSD because there are strict deadlines that must be met to make a personal injury claim. To discuss your case with an experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney, call Englander Peebles at (954) 500-4878 today.