After an accident such as a serious car accident, or on the job injury, you may be plagued by chronic pain long after the injuries heal. This condition Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a chronic progressive disease that is thought to be brought on following a traumatic injury. Victims of this tragic disease often report a feeling of intense burning or pain in either an arm or a leg. Unlike typical injuries after an accident which heal (for the most part) and get better with time, CRPS / RSD only gets worse and more severe. If you are currently experiencing chronic pain, CRPS or RSD after you have been in an accident, you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Please click here to speak with the experienced Towson personal injury attorneys at Hardball Law. Our knowledgeable Baltimore County accident attorneys are familiar with the science and medical background surrounding this disease and are here to help. Dundalk CRPS Injury Attorney Susan R. Green provides free case evaluations and charges no fees if she does not recover for you.
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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Symptoms
While the specific nature of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is not completely understood, it is widely believed in the medical community to be caused by a severe or traumatic injury.
Symptoms of CRPS / RSD can include:
- Intense, chronic pain
- Burning sensation that radiates from the initial injury
- Shooting pains from the point of injury
- Swelling and excessive sweating
- Abnormally high localized skin temperature (may fluctuate)
- Skin discoloration
- Muscle spasms
- Join stiffness resulting in reduced mobility
Almost all doctors agree that CRPS / RSD comes on following an accident or work injury. Experts in the medical field believe that if extensive nerve damage occurs to a specific limb or area of a limb, then CRPS / RSD may develop. The physical pain, and emotional suffering, many victims experience from this disease gets worse over time, not better. It should also be noted that CRPS / RSD generally only affects one limb, an arm or a leg. The pain associated with CRPS / RSD usually starts in a small localized area but then eventually spreads to the entire limb, leaving the victim debilitated and in incredible pain. If you feel you have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or chronic pain do not go it alone. Get medical attention right away. From there, please contact our team of Annapolis Maryland injury attorneys handling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome lawsuits.