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Old 04-29-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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What type of specialist do I see for CRPS?

Should I see a D.O.?

This is for the foot after a broken toe.

 
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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Hi kevinla. I was seeing an orthopedic surgeon & a pain management doctor. When the ortho said there was nothing else he could do for me he deferred everything to my pain management dr as well as a psychiatrist. I'm on gabbapentin, amatripeltine and cymbalta.

 
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:49 PM   #3
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Re: What type of specialist do I see for CRPS?

I too was seeing an ortho surgeon after the surgery he had done on my affected hand. He also said there wasn't anything more he could do for me and referred me to a chronic pain management doctor who is a DO. After some testing for CRPS that doctor diagnosed me with CRPS and gave me a prescription for Gabapentin, which has helped me some. He wanted me to also be evaluated by a spine doctor to see if having a nerve block injection might help. I had to wait about 5 months to get that evaution because my CRPS was related to a workers comp claim and it took that long to convince the workers comp dept people to allow the CRPS on my claim. But I now have an appoint next week with the spine doc to possible try a nerve block.

So I have actually seen/am about to see a total of 3 different doctors to get treatment. Hopefully it will all be worth it!

 
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I know EXACTLY what you're going through. Mine was a work comp case too. Do you have an attorney yet? If not trust me you're going to need one.

 
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Re: What type of specialist do I see for CRPS?

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I know EXACTLY what you're going through. Mine was a work comp case too. Do you have an attorney yet? If not trust me you're going to need one.
No, I don't have an attorney. Thankfully for me though after a close to 6 month battle over getting the CRPS on my claim, I succeeded. They finally allowed it on my claim and have authorized my evaluation and treatment with the spine/nerve block injection doctor. The CRPS was proven to be a result of the surgery I had on that hand and now I can finally really get it treated.

I had consulted with a lawyer last year, but after reviewing my case he said I don't need an attorney. I thought if the CRPS was denied I might need one and I would have gone elsewhere if it had. But I won the battle and everything is being authorized for it now.

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Old 05-11-2014, 07:01 PM   #6
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Re: What type of specialist do I see for CRPS?

I had CRPS two years ago. I went to Calmarx therapy in Rhode Island. I feel great. The back scatter technology really helped me.

 
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