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Old 02-04-2012, 02:29 PM   #3
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Re: crps 1 or 2 or both

Hey Josana,

It is been awhile since I have been on this site but I still like to check in every once in awhile. U sound like the typical RSD patient who visit one doctor after another without getting the proper diagnosis much less the proper treatment. Since there is really not one or two tests that can correctly diagnose a person with this disorder, it is made base upon the observation of the clinician as well as the symptoms reported by the patient.
With this being the case, if you visit 10 different doctors then you will probably get 7 different diagnosis. This is why it is so important that you educated yourself since this is not a very well know disorder in the medical community. So you need to read, read, and read some more because this disorder is a race again time and right now you are lagging behind.

It does not seem like you have received much in treatment much less a proper diagnosis. U need to find a pain management specialist (Anesthesiologist) who has experience dealing with RSD patients ASAP!!!! This is the doctor who does the nerve blocks. Usually, the best outcomes are achieved if you are diagnosed and receive proper treatment( nerve blocks, medication and physical therapy) within the first 6 months after onset of this disorder. The more time that pass the less responsive it is towards treatment. At 18+ months without proper a dx and treatment too you dont have time to waste....
Also CRPS I or II is basically the same except II involves damage to a nerve such as falling and displacing bones in the wrist vs falling and displacing bones in the wrist plus tearing one of the nerves located in that area.

How did u get it and what type of treatment are u receiving now?


Hope this helps....

 
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