With Seasoned, Aggressive Physical Therapists
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that literally has one part of the body not listening to normal messages from your nervous system. The body can be warm, dry and comfortable, and the body part affected by this can be ice cold, clammy, white, swollen and off the charts painful for no particular reason. This is a syndrome that is difficult to treat, and which requires a seasoned, aggressive PT who has treated this before for optimal results. We have PTs who have addressed this in multiple patients of varying ages with a great deal of success. This requires a special approach, time, and the cooperation of the entire family of the patient to work fully. It is treatable, especially when caught early. In later stages, the PT, in a coordinated effort with the patient’s physicians, can help the patient get on with their lives, working around remaining symptoms.