Tampa CRPS/RSD Lawyer
If you are suffering from severe pain with no clear cause, you may have a somewhat rare condition called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). This condition causes severe, constant pain, typically after an injury or trauma.
Complex regional pain syndrome is a type of chronic pain that typically affects one limb, such as an arm, leg, hand, or foot. This pain can be so severe that it can lead to mobility issues, making it hard for you to perform your job duties. You’ll need to file a workers’ compensation claim to obtain the compensation you need. Hire a Tampa CRPS/RSD lawyer from Franco Law Firm to help you with your case and fight for your legal rights.
Symptoms of CRPS/RSD
Signs and symptoms of CRPS include:
- Constant burning or throbbing pain in your arm, leg, foot, or hand
- Sensitivity to touch or cold
- Inflammation in the painful area
- Joint stiffness and inflammation
- Mobility issues
- Changes in skin temperature
- Changes in skin color
- Changes in skin texture
- Changes in hair and nail growth
- Muscle spasms and tremors
- Muscle weakness and atrophy
Treatment for CRPS/RSD
Treatment for CRPS may vary. It often involves a combination of therapies, including medications such as over-the-counter pain relievers, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, bone loss medications. nerve-blocking medication, and intravenous ketamine.
If medications don’t work, then your doctor may recommend other therapies. Heat therapy, topical analgesics such as lidocaine cream or patches, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), spinal cord stimulation, and biofeedback may all be helpful in reducing pain. Acupuncture and physical therapy are also good options for relieving pain and increasing range of motion.
CRPS is often a recurring condition. A balance of rest, exercise, and medication can keep pain at bay.
Why You Need a Lawyer
CRPS is not a widely known medical condition, so it is commonly misunderstood. Plus, having chronic pain is often seen as a vague complaint. Many forms of chronic pain, including those involving the nervous system, are not always obvious, making it difficult to get a workers’ compensation claim approved.
At Franco Law Firm, we provide personalized attention to every case, which means we take the time to carefully listen to your symptoms. We’ll also review all medical documentation of the pain and look at any diagnosis you may have. Our team will work hard to prove that your pain was caused by your job.
Contact Franco Law Firm Today
CRPS/RSD can be painful, but not a lot is known about this condition, so it’s not always taken seriously. You need someone on your side who can help you through these complex claims.
The team at Franco Law Firm will give your case the personalized attention it deserves. We understand that these cases can be difficult to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. Schedule a consultation with our Tampa CRPS/RSD lawyer by calling (813) 872-0929 or filling out the online form.