Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also known as RSD syndrome, is characterized by a group of symptoms including chronic pain (often “burning” type), tenderness, and swelling of the hands or other extremity associated with varying degrees of sweating, warmth and/or coolness, flushing, discoloration, and shiny skin.
RSD is very difficult to diagnose and treat. For this reason, it is very important that if you or someone you care about is experiencing such symptoms that the doctor you choose to help treat the chronic pain is experienced and effective in treating RSD.
At Ross Halpern, Ph. D., L.P. & Associates our team of Michigan pain management specialists are devoted to helping patients who suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Our unique and advanced pain management techniques have allowed us to successfully diagnose patients and help thousands find relief from the constant chronic pain they were experiencing.
RSD is often associated with an injury, surgery, accident, trauma, fracture or myocardial infarction. When you suffer from RSD, nerves misfire and send frequent or constant pain signals to the brain. The sympathetic nerves become overactive, causing intense burning or aching pain, along with swelling and changes in skin color, moisture, and temperature.
While you may not be able to control whether or not you have Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, our pain management specialists will be able to help you learn techniques on how to control the pain and lessen any contributing factors, such as emotional or psychological stress, therefore allowing the RSD pain to decrease. You will start to feel better.
Our top rated team of pain management doctors includes master level psychologists and psychotherapists who are acutely aware of how stressful pain can be for you and its impacts on your daily functioning. We will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan personalized to fit your needs and get you back to living your life without chronic pain. RSD treatment plans can include any number of services in pain management including individual psychotherapy, mind/body group therapy, biofeedback, relaxation techniques, and neuro-psychological testing.
Dr. Halpern and his mental health professionals will provide you with the help you need to manage your pain like symptoms, while working with you and the appropriate physicians as a team to help find the suitable pain medications for you. Patients travel from all over the State of Michigan and Ohio to see Dr. Halpern. Do not live with the unbearable pain associated with RSD. Get help today! Call now at (734) 961-3030 to schedule an appointment with Michigan’s best pain management specialists!Google+