Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/ Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

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Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), may include the following symptoms:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Abnormal sympathetic nerve activity in the affected hand or extremity

The condition is typically triggered by a variety of injuries that may occur on the job or elsewhere, such as from an auto accident. Injuries linked to RSD or CRPS include broken bones, bruises, sprains and strains, falls from scaffolding or ladders, as well as damaged nerves and soft tissue injuries.

The medical community is only just beginning to understand RSD or CRPS. The types of workplace cases may involve reflex sympathetic dystrophy or complex regional pain syndrome.

  • A store clerk is injured and sustains nerve damage after a large piece of equipment falls.
  • A truck driver or bus driver is injured in a road accident.
  • A roofer falls from scaffolding or a ladder

You can file a workers’ compensation claim if you have sustained an RSD or CRPS injury. It is wise to consult with an experienced attorney who can guide you toward a positive result.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Symptom: Skin Sensitivity

CRPS symptoms may include changes in the color and temperature of the skin over an affected body part. Other symptoms include:

  • Intense burning pain
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Sweating
  • Swelling