There are 2 different kinds of pain syndrome which disable victims that are known to be caused by a traumatic injury. The 1st type of pain syndrome is called RSD which stands for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The 2nd type of pain syndrome is CRPS which stands for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Both of these syndromes inflict chronic pain than can be hard to manage. It can debilitating to the individual and usually requires large amounts of medical care. In turn, this usually also creates a large financial burden and can cause havoc on your life financially.
If you or a loved one had been diagnosed with either Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, you might be entitled to financial compensation. Lead attorney David M. Clark and The Clark Law Office are experienced with both RSD and CRPS cases. Contact today at (57) 347-6900 to discuss your pain syndrome case with one of our proven injury attorneys. We will review the facts for your case and let you know what legal options you have available to you and how we can help get you the compensation that you need and deserve.
Explanation of Pain Syndromes
According to rsds.org, CRPS/RSD is a chronic neuro-inflammatory disorder. Essentially these syndromes occur following some sort of traumatic injury. There is underlying tissue damage which causes a chain reaction. It causes both your immune system and your nervous system to function improperly. The nervous system simply misfires and as a result, constant pain signals are sent to the brain. CRPS-I or RSD is the classification given there is no confirmed injury to the nervous system. CRPS-II is the classification when there is a confirmed injury to the nervous system. Typically, the pain in victims is located in an extremity such as an arm, hand, foot, or parts of the leg. There is no verified cause in the medical community because only a small percentage of patients that experience a trauma even develop a pain syndrome. The best guess to a cause is simply damage to the nervous system. The pain can be anywhere from barely existent to severe pain along with other symptoms.
What Are The Symptoms of CRPS and RSD Pain Syndromes?
There are a wide variety of symptoms that are associated with pain syndromes. Some of the symptoms include:
- Overall stiffness in joints
- Changes in skin color or other skin changes
- The affected area changes temperature
- Severe swelling
- Decreased range of motion
- Loss of muscle coordination
- Burning sensations
- High sensitivity to affected area
What Are The Causes of CRPS and RSD?
It is still not well understood what exactly causes these pain syndromes, but it is believed to because of a dysfunctional interaction between both the central and peripheral nervous systems. This then causes an inappropriate inflammatory response. Injuries which typically preface a pain syndrome include strains, sprains, injuries to soft tissue, broken bones, medical mistakes, and many other types where part of the body sustained a traumatic injury. These syndromes are much more common in adults than any other age group.
Help From One of The Best Pain Syndrome Lawyers in Michigan
Unfortunately, treatment for pain syndromes is usually long term and the medical expenses can cause a heavy financial burden. Some individuals slowly recover while others battle this for the long term. It is also possible that you lose the ability to work at a normal capacity which can restrict your employment options. Taking the initiative and fighting for your rightfully deserved legal compensation is the only way to protect your health and your financial situation. If you have been diagnosed with CRPS or RSD, contact one of our pain syndrome attorneys at (517) 347-6900 to discuss your legal options w/ a free consultation. We charge no fess unless you win for all personal injury cases. Get help now!