CRPS, RSD and Me
The pain from Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) can be overwhelming, to say the least. From allodynia (pain to non painful stimulus) to a whole host of autonomic nervous system disorders that affect motor coordination, vision, and bowel and bladder function CRPS/RSD can easily make someone loose sight of the difference between having CRPS/RSD or CRPS/RSD having them. While the most frequent approaches to CRPS/RSD include opiates, blocks, and spinal cord simulators none of them improve quality of life if the distinction between having CRPS/RSD or it having you is not addressed. Not only do we believe that there are several other effective treatment options (see CRPS/RSD on piedmontpmr.com) we also believe that helping you with your relationship to this disease is key. The South Carolina RSD/Fibromyalgia Support Group meets on the first Thursday of the month at the The Bernadine Center located in the Downtown Campus of Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital, in Greenville, SC, at 6:30 pm. Their next meeting is this thursday. Why not join us? Attendance is free.