What is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?
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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) Type I, is a complex, chronic pain syndrome that can affect any part of the body; however, it occurs most frequently in the extremities – hands, feet, arms, legs, shoulders or knees. It has been recognized by many doctors as a distinct clinical condition for over 100 years and has been known by various names including algodystrophy, Sudeck’s atrophy, causalgia, and sympathetically-maintained pain.
About the Medifocus Guidebook on Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, it's critical to learn everything you possibly can about this condition so that you can make informed decisions about your treatment. That's why we created the Medifocus Guidebook on Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, a comprehensive 178 page guide to symptons, treatments, research and support. Available as either a soft-cover book or in PDF format, this unique guidebook answers many of your most important questions about Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy including:
- What are the causes and risk factors for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?
- What are the signs and symptoms?
- Which medical tests and procedures are necessary to establish and confirm the diagnosis?
- What are the goals of treatment?
- What are the standard treatments?
- What are the treatment options?
- What impact does this condition have on quality of life?
- Are there any new promising treatments currently under development?
- Where can you find doctors, hospitals, and medical centers with specialized expertise in managing patients with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?