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Old 02-06-2009, 08:28 PM   #2
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Re: Where to find a rsd doctor

I really can't help you on the doc front much. The only thing I can suggest is to call pain management docs near you and ask if they treat patients with rsd and if so how many, a lot or a little.

As for surgery with rsd, you need blocks before and after, make sure during surgery you get enough anesthesia and extra pain meds after to keep the nervous system as "numb" as possible. Is your surgery a very necessary thing? I ask only because we should only have surgery if it's life and death or there is no other option to take care of something.

As for the burning.....meds don't work for everyone to help it. Topomax is one med, others are lyrica, cymbalta, neurontin. As with everything, finding what works for you is trial and error.

Hugs,

Karen