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There's no known cure for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. I have RSD and have been told that there's no cure for it.
"To find a support group for those with reflex sympathetic dystrophy, you can try the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association, where they can help you fully."
"Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy usually affects the skin and blood vessles. However, it can easily affect any part of the body."
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) was noticed during the civil war in patients who suffered pain following gunshot wounds that affected the median nerve (a major nerve in the arm).
Sudeck's atrophy is a radiographic term for spotty rarefaction seen in patients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
P. Doury has written: 'Algodystrophy' -- subject(s): Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
The preferred method to treat RSD includes sympathetic block and physical therapy. Pain is improved as motion of the affected limb improves.
confirmed by a local anesthetic block along sympathetic nerve paths in the hand or foot, depending on whether an arm or leg is affected.
RSD stands for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and is a nerve disorder that causes extreme pain and immobilization.(See Related links below)
RSD is a chronic neurological syndrome characterized by: severe burning pain. pathological changes in bone and skin. excessive sweating. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS), also known as complex regional pain syndrome, is a rare disorder of the sympathetic nervous system that is characterized by chronic, severe pain. Excessive or abnormal responses of portions of the sympathetic nervous system are thought to be responsible for the pain associated with reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome.
337.20 is the code for complex regional pain syndrome. It used to be called reflex sympathetic dystrophy.