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Greenville, SC 29601

317 St. Francis Dr.
Suite 350
Greenville, SC 29601
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Understanding Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD/CRPS) and its Treatment

Understanding Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD/CRPS) and its Treatment.

If you’ve ever injured your arm or leg, you’ll be familiar with the sharp, often agonizing pain of the initial damage, which then becomes more of a burning sensation. The two kinds of pain originate from separate parts of your nervous system; the sharp pain from the fast pain fibers, and then the burning pain from the sympathetic nerve fibers. As the initial pain starts to ease and healing begins, the injury will be tender and feel bruised, but the initial sharp and burning pain should subside. If the burning sensation carries on, however, it could be due to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), which is also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

Alternatives To Managing Pain Effectively

Alternatives To Managing Pain Effectively Alternatives To Managing Pain Effectively. When you’re affected by pain, the first thing that comes to mind is finding a medication to take it away, or at least lessen it to a more tolerable level. If you have a headache, you’ll probably reach for something over the counter, regardless of the cause. Likewise, with chronic pain conditions one of the first treatment approaches is to prescribe pain-relieving medicine in an effort to reduce the symptoms. While this seems logical, and can be an effective treatment, the use of medication isn’t a long-term solution to chronic pain. This is because unless the causes of the pain are addressed, you are only be masking the symptoms rather than addressing the reasons behind them.

Hypermobility and How to Manage It

Hypermobility and How to Manage It.

Hypermobility and How to Manage ItDo you have extra bendy fingers or joints that can stretch much further than other people’s? Perhaps you can bend over and place your hands flat on the floor with ease, while those around you struggle to get their fingertips to the floor. Maybe you’ve been told you’re double jointed, or you have a predisposition to sprains and strains. If so, you could well be hypermobile, which means your joints are more flexible than normal and you have weaker ligaments. The degree to which hypermobility affects your life will depend on its severity; some people are barely affected at all, while others find there is a significant impact on their quality of life.