Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy & Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
For those suffering from chronic pain, the terms Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS) are likely the last thing you want to hear. These are umbrella terms used to describe a variety of conditions that result in exaggerated region pain throughout the body.
Am I at Risk of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
One known cause of RSD and CPRS is trauma. They often appear after an employee suffers a workplace accident that results in nerve and tissue damage. Symptoms can present themselves in the hands, feet, legs, back, neck and any other area with severe damage.
The total picture of the damage is often not seen until months or years later – as the patient heals – but the nerve damage continues to cause chronic pain. In many cases, these conditions cause swelling, temperature changes, skin changes and even an ongoing burning sensation that is painful to the touch.
Does Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Merits Workers Compensation?
It can be very difficult to nail down a diagnosis of either RSD or CPRS. However, if you were the victim of a workplace mishap, you should continue to seek help from a qualified medical professional to get to the bottom of the problem.
If your doctors reach a consensus that RSD or CPRS are the problem, you could be facing lifelong pain and changes to your way of living. This gives you ample reason to file Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy claims or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome claims depending on your doctor's diagnosis.
In most cases, this means that you can expect the pain to have a long-term impact on your health and quality of life and that you deserve compensation.
Workers' Compensation for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
If it's time for you to consider filing your workers' compensation claim for RSD or CPRS, contact Gerald Brody & Associates. We are skilled workers' compensation attorneys with experience handling trauma cases relating to all kinds of accidents.
Whether your pain is in your hands, your neck, your back, or elsewhere, you need to know that you are hiring an attorney who understands the severity of your pain and suffering and can present your medical case clearly and effectively.
It only takes a single workplace accident to forever change your life. Don't let RSD or CPRS drag you down without holding your employer accountable for accidents that occurred in the workplace.