RSD Attorney in Los Angeles
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is commonly referred to as RSD or RSDS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome). RSD is a rare disorder that results in severe and chronic pain, especially in the extremities. RSD is also known as “the shoulder-hand syndrome”, “Sudeck’s atrophy” and “complex regional pain syndrome”.
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RSD affects the brain and the sympathetic nervous system, which regulates the involuntary (automatic) functions of the body, such as constricting blood vessels and regulating the heart rate and blood pressure. RSD is not well understood, and is often misdiagnosed as nerve injury. RSD is believed to be caused by irritation of nervous system tissue, leading to irregular nerve impulses that affect the skin and blood vessels. RSD can develop after a work-related accident or injury.
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The symptoms of RSD include burning pain, swelling and soreness of the extremities, especially the shoulders, arms, hands and fingers. RSD may also affect one or more legs, or may be confined to one hip or knee. Mobility and function may be diminished, joints may become swollen, and pain or a burning sensation may be present in the arms or legs.
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RSD also affects the skin. Skin in the affected areas often comes inflamed, flushed, discolored or sweaty. Skin may be extremely sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, may change in texture or temperature, or be highly sensitive to the touch.
Our attorneys at the Workers’ Compensation Attorney Group in Los Angeles are familiar with RSD and can help you through this tough time. Contact us at 323-601-1159 to schedule free, no-obligation consultation about your RSD injury case.