Whether you or a loved one are suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), you’re aware of how difficult and uncomfortable everyday life can be. CRPS and RSD are incredibly debilitating and negatively impact your daily routine. The attorneys at Mottaz & Sisk are well-versed in CRPS and RSD cases and understand how this condition imposes emotional, physical, and financial tolls on its victims. We assure you living with CRPS or RSD is possible, and we’re prepared to help so you can get the necessary compensation and continue life as usual.
If you have questions or concerns about your case or have recently been denied benefits, it’s vital that you speak with an experienced CRPS attorney today. The attorneys at Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury will be here for you every step of the way, so we encourage you to contact us now for help regarding your CRPS or RSD case.
What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare form of chronic pain that usually affects a person’s arms or legs. CRPS commonly develops after an injury, trauma, or another scenario like surgery, stroke, or heart attack. The effects of CRPS occur because of the body’s nervous system and immune system malfunctioning in response to tissue damage. The malfunction causes nerves to misfire, meaning constant pain signals are then sent to the brain. Those suffering from CRPS have reported high levels of continuous pain, which can be extremely uncomfortable and debilitating. Common symptoms of CRPS and RSD include, but are not limited to:
- Burning, pain, or swelling in the affected area
- Changes in skin temperature, sensitivity, and color
- Motor ability deterioration
- Changes in nail and hair growth
If you suspect you might be suffering from CRPS, it’s recommended to make an appointment with your doctor or physician immediately. While there is no single diagnostic tool for CRPS and RSD, your healthcare provider will assess your injury, patient history, and test results to determine a diagnosis. Often, if CRPS is identified in its early stages, proper treatment can be extremely effective and could result in a possible full remission of symptoms.
What Causes CRPS/RSD?
While doctors haven’t reached a thorough understanding of CRPS, this condition is commonly associated with an injury or trauma that disrupts the normal inflammatory and healing processes of injuries. CRPS can be triggered from a variety of injuries, such as:
- Workplace accidents
- Slip and falls
- Automobile accidents
- Surgeries or incidents of medical malpractice
Unfortunately, there is no timeline for when CRPS can appear. Those suffering from an injury can start recognizing symptoms of CRPS immediately following or years after an injury. If you’ve started noticing symptoms and believe you may be suffering from CRPS, it’s vital that you know you’re entitled to compensation regardless of how much time has passed since your initial injury.
CRPS/RSD Treatment Options
If you’re suffering from CRPS or RSD, there are a variety of treatment options your doctor or physician might recommend so you can have relief. These treatment options include, but are not limited to:
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Spinal cord stimulator
- Nerve blocks
- Trigger point injections
- Medial branch blocks
Regardless of the severity of your CRPS or RSD, it’s highly recommended to seek guidance from an experienced pain management physician familiar with CRPS and RSD. An experienced pain management physician will give you recommendations and design a care plan based on your unique needs and symptoms.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
Here at Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury, we’re aware of how debilitating it can be to live with CRPS. While the natural first response is to seek medical advice from your doctor or physician, we also encourage you to seek guidance from an experienced CRPS attorney. The necessary care required for patients suffering from CRPS can be costly, meaning your personal and professional life can be drastically impacted. The experienced attorneys at Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury are here to help you seek compensation for your injuries and any associated medical expenses. Your case outcome matters, and we want you to know you’re not alone. We’ve worked with numerous CRPS clients to help them get the settlement they deserve. If you’re ready to get the necessary compensation and continue the life you love, Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury will help you secure damages from the negligent party, so you can be compensated correctly.
As in any workers’ compensation case in Minnesota, if the work injury is a substantial contributing cause to the condition or disease, the workers’ compensation would be responsible for any medical treatment and wage loss resulting from said condition. It is essential to have your doctor comment on how the condition relates to the work injury. In some situations, the condition may develop after trauma or surgery. These cases can be complicated as not every person is the same. A person can have only one or two symptoms rather than all. Insurance companies can be quick to deny a claim, which is why it’s vital you discuss your situation with both your doctor and attorney.
Contact a Mottaz & Sisk CRPS & RSD Attorney Now
Have you been injured at work and are suffering from CRPS or RSD? It’s vital that you know you’re entitled to fair compensation and your rights under workers’ compensation. The attorneys at Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury are well-versed in Minnesota workers’ compensation cases, and we’ll help you identify your options so you can focus on recovering. Fill out our online form or call the office of Mottaz & Sisk Personal Injury at (763)-421-8226 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.