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RSD / CRPS: Prognosis & Diagnosis

RSD & CRPS can be effectively treated if diagnosed early, but may spread to other body parts if treatment is delayed.

RSD & CRPS can be effectively treated if diagnosed early, but may spread to other body parts if treatment is delayed. Due to the illusive ways the disorder manifests itself, RSD treatment is often multi-disciplinary in nature.

Free RSD/CRPS Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured and was subsequently diagnosed with RSD/CRPS, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.

RSD/CRPS Prognosis

Good progress can be made in treating RSD/CRPS if treatment is begun early, ideally within three months of the initial symptoms. If treatment is delayed, however, the disorder can quickly spread to the entire limb and changes in bone, nerve, and muscle may become irreversible. The prognosis is not always good. The limbs can experience atrophy, loss of use, and functionality. RSD/CRPS will not spontaneously disappear, but if treated early, it is likely to go into remission.

RSD/CRPS Treatment

The general strategy in CRPS treatment is often multi-disciplinary, with the use of different types of medication combined with distinct physical therapies. Physicians use a variety of drugs to treat CRPS, including:

  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • COX-inhibitors
  • GABA analogs
  • Alpha or beta-adrenergic-blocking compounds
  • Opioids

Although many different drugs are used, there is not much supportive evidence for most of them. This doesn’t necessarily reflect evidence that they don’t work, just a lack of evidence that they do.

Do I have an RSD/CRPS Lawsuit?

The Personal Injury Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in RSD/CRPS lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

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