Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a term to describe one form of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Both of these conditions are characterized by severe burning pain that most often affects the extremities (arms, legs, hands, or feet). Both RSD and CRPS often strike after recovery from an injury. The injury can be a simple strain, a fractured bone, or a surgery. Damage to the nervous system can cause people to suffer from RSD or CRPS, and it can be a debilitating condition that affects a person’s entire life.
Chronic pain is a constant disrupter to life. Especially for those “go-getters,” finding yourself dealing with chronic pain can affect you both physically and mentally. Most people with RSD had an injury to a limb that, instead of becoming less painful over time, becomes more painful. Managing pain through conventional treatments and medications can be intrusive and often ineffective over time. Ketamine infusion is an alternative approach that can allow people to reach a level of relief and functionality. … Continue reading