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RSD

magarinammagarina Posts: 1
edited 05/14/2015 - 9:38 AM in Chronic Pain
hi my name is Margaret Barnes you can call me Maggie I have suffered from RSD also known is reflex sympathetic dystrophy commonly known now as chronic reoccurring pain syndrome or CRPS it is a very debilitating illnessI was diagnosed in 2005 after a carpal tunnel relief surgery I never healed properly and never recoveredprior to my diagnosis I worked in the surgery department as a surgical technologist for 25 yearsthis pain syndrome caused me not only great pain but also Toulouse everyone I loved and cared about.the intensity of the pain was so great that it was unbelievable but other people including those closest to me. after a separation of one year from my husband and family.and 6 pain management doctors several MRIsand a plethora of humiliation I think I have now found peace and regulation I hope. to anyone else there with this syndrome I wish you my bestplease feel free to ask me any questions I've been through it all or feel like I have I've run the gauntlet.☺

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It would be very helpful if you could provide us with more details. So many times we read about members who have different tests and they all come back negative. The more clues and information you provide, the better chances in finding out what is wrong,

Here are some questions that you should answer:

  • - When did this first start?
    - Was it the result of an accident or trauma?
    - What doctors have you seen? (Orthopedic, Neurosurgeon, Spine Specialist, etc)
    - What Conservative treatments have you had? Which ones?
    - What diagnostic tests have you had? And their results (MRI, CTScan, XRay, EMG, etc)
    - What medications are you currently using? (details, dosage, frequency, etc)
    - Has surgery been discussed as an option? (If so, what kind)
    - Is there any nerve pain/damage associated?
    - What is your doctor’s action plan for treating you?

Providing answers to questions like this will give the member community here a better understanding
of your situation and make it easier to respond.

Please take a look at our forum rules: Forum Rules

Please remember that no one at Spine-Health is a formally trained medical professional.
Everything that is posted here is based on personal experiences and perhaps additional research.
As such, no member is permitted to provide

  • - Analysis or interpretation of any diagnostic test (ie MRI, CTscan, Xray, etc)
    - Medical advice of any kind
    - Recommendations in terms of Medications, Treatments, Exercises, etc

What could be good for someone could spell disaster for another.
You should also consult your doctor to better understand your condition and the do’s and don’t’s.




It is very important that new members (or even seasoned members) provide others with details about their condition(s). It is virtually impossible to help another member when all the details we have are
I’ve had this for years, it hurts, I cant move my shoulder – what could this be, what treatment should I get?

Diagnosing spinal problems can be very difficult. In many ways its like a game of clue. Especially, when the diagnostic tests come back negative – no trouble found! Then its up to the patient and the doctor to start digging deeper. The doctor is like a detective. They need clues to help them move along. So, you as the patient need to provide the doctor with all sorts of clues. That is like it is here. Without having information about a condition, its impossible for anyone here to try to help.

Specific comments :

Use the search facility with CRPS and/or RSD as search arguments. You will find many different articles and forums dealing with those subjects.

Personal Opinion, not medical advice :


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--- Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator : 05/14/15 16:39 est
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Maggie Barnes
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