Re: Just diagnosed
My pain management dr. told me that if they can start doing sympathetic nerve blocks early, like first 3 mos, then there is a very good chance the pain will be reduced. He said it will never go away, but it can get better, some people say it goes away, but it is always there. He said at the beginning, when we started with the blocks that he hoped my pain would be reduced 80%.
I was doing great with them and making progress until my orthopedic surgeon hit a nerve in my rsd foot giving an injection....which I found out I should not have let him give me, but I was new to the whole RSD thing and didn't know. And then I had surgery in March for a bone infection that was kind of an emergency deal and that set me back even more.
So the answer to your question is no, I don't think it always has to get worse. But if it isn't treated properly, I think the answer then is yes.
Last edited by K_Lana; 06-10-2011 at 12:08 PM.