Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS), now referred to as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), affects the central or peripheral nervous system and causes chronic pain that is typically accompanied by swelling, skin changes, and sensitivity, and can often be debilitating. The cause of this syndrome is currently unknown, and there is no cure.
As degenerative disc disease affects the musculoskeletal system, it is classified with other conditions that are caused by infectious, inflammatory, or degenerative processes; traumatic or developmental events; or neoplastic, vascular, or toxic/metabolic diseases.
According to American RSD Hope, there are four main symptoms of CRPS:
The International Association for the Study of Pain divides CRPS into two types based on the presence of nerve lesion following an injury:
A diagnosis of RSDS/CRPS requires the presence of complaints of persistent, severe pain that results in impaired mobility of the affected region. Pain is associated with one or more of the following signs in the affected region:
If you have RSDS/CRPS, you know firsthand how difficult it is to live a normal life — let alone hold down a full-time job. And when you’re in too much pain to work, you can quickly fall behind on paying your bills and medical expenses. At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we know how to build strong claims that get results.
The SSA’s approval process means countless claims are denied every year, but we know how the system works. Contact our Social Security Disability lawyers today for more details on qualifying for SSD with RSDS/CRPS.
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