The main goals of CRPS treatment are to reduce pain and increase function and mobility. Physical therapy and active use of the affected extremity are critical to any chance of recovery, especially in RSD/CRPS’s early stages. There are a number of medications available to help ease the pain so that patients can engage in activity and physical therapy.
In chronic case of RSD/CRPS there are number of interventional therapies and devices used to treat the condition over the long term. These include spinal cord stimulators, regular intravenous infusions and intrathecal pain pumps. These treatments are reserved for the worse, most intractable cases of RSD/CRPS in which less invasive treatments and procedures have been ineffective.
Chronic RSD/CRPS patients and their families can often benefit from psychotherapy and counseling. It is important that RSD/CRPS patients remain as active as possible given their level of pain. Maintaining such mobility is the goal of most RSD/CRPS therapies and treatments.
Life with chronic RSD/CRPS can be very difficult. The pain and dysfunction that accompanies the worst cases can affect every facet of life. There is, however, a lot that can be done for people who suffer with CRPS. Medical treatments and therapies can make drastic improvements in the CRPS patient’s quality of life and help to stop or at least slow the diseases progression. It is important that CRPS patients find doctors with experience treating the condition.
The personal injury attorneys at Belt Law Firm have successfully represented RSD/CRPS clients in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. These cases involved injuries from automobile accidents (shoulder injury, ankle fracture), product malfunctions (hand crush, wrist fracture), slip and falls (knee contusion, wrist fracture), poorly performed blood draws (antecubital pain), and crush injuries (ankle, Achilles tendon).
Among the settlements we have achieved in RSD/CRPS cases are: $2,500,000 for a (AL) slip and fall case involving a woman who developed RSD after suffering a broken wrist, $1,300,000 for a (FL) case where a woman developed RSD after an improperly performed blood draw, and $800,000 for a (TN) woman who developed RSD after suffering a bruised knee due to a slip and fall in a grocery store. ...Read More