Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Syndrome Specialist in Sugar Land TX
Are you experiencing the symptoms of burning pain, increased perception of pain, sensitivity to touch, or swelling over the affected area? These indications show that you might be suffering from RSD. Visit our experienced doctor Dr. George Atallah, D.O. at Modern Pain Management for appropriate treatment. We are located at 12930 Dairy Ashford Rd #501-504, Sugar Land, TX 77478. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online.
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Here at Modern Pain Management, our team of experts provides a wide range of pain management services to the community of Sugar Land, TX. We believe that everyone deserves to live up to their fullest potential in all areas, including their physical and mental health. When living with a chronic pain condition, it becomes incredibly difficult to complete even the simplest tasks. This is why we are proud to effectively treat many conditions, including peripheral neuropathy, migraines, cancer pain, arthritis, herniated discs, neck pain, back pain, and much more. One of the conditions treated at Modern Pain Management is called reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Below is everything you may want to know about how our RSD specialist can treat you in our clinic conveniently located in Sugar Land, TX.
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, otherwise known as RSD, is one form of complex regional pain syndrome. It is a chronic pain condition that can affect your arms, hands, legs, or feet. It causes uncomfortable symptoms, including:
• Burning pain and sensations
• Skin sensitivity
• Swelling and stiffness
• Loss of mobility and function
• Changes in skin temperature
• Excessive sweat
• Thin skin texture
• Skin discoloration such as pale, red, purple, or blotchy skin
• Fast nail and/or hair growth
• Redness and tenderness
• Muscle spasms and weakness
RSD is a condition that often begins with mild symptoms that worsen with time. If these symptoms begin to become severe, they can have a major impact on your everyday life. When left untreated, RSD starts to attack the nervous system and causes more severe symptoms like constant severe burning pain, sleep deprivation, and dangerous mental health concerns.
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy can be diagnosed through a series of tests. Nerve conduction tests, imaging studies, and physical examinations can lead to an RSD diagnosis. In many cases, your physician will want to first rule out any other conditions that cause this type of pain. When these conditions have been ruled out, your doctor will then confirm reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome as the cause of your symptoms.
There are three stages of reflex sympathetic dystrophy: acute, dystrophic, and atrophic.
• Acute RSD
The first stage of RSD, also known as the acute stage, lasts from one to three months. With the proper treatment during this stage, you can prevent the development of the condition and reduce the likelihood of it worsening.
• Dystrophic RSD
The second stage of RSD, otherwise referred to as the dystrophic stage, lasts from about three to twelve months. During this stage, your symptoms will likely worsen and intensify.
• Atrophic RSD
After you’ve suffered from symptoms of RSD for longer than a year, you’ve reached the third stage, also known as the atrophic stage. Though the pain may decrease, the condition will often spread to many other parts of the body during this stage.
RSD can be treated through a combination of anti-inflammatory medications, anesthetic creams, physical therapy, sympathetic nerve-blocking medications, spinal cord stimulation, and nerve block injections. Though there is no known cure for RSD, many of the symptoms can be effectively managed. Talk to the specialists at Modern Pain Management to discuss what treatment options may be best for your unique situation.
For further information about reflex sympathetic dystrophy and how our RSD specialist at Modern Pain Management can help you through a patient-oriented comprehensive treatment plan, please give our friendly reception a call. We will happily provide you with answers to any of your questions and schedule you with one of our RSD experts as soon as possible. Healing from RSD pain requires ongoing support, care, and treatment. The professional medical staff at Modern Pain Management would love to assist you through this journey to alleviate pain and improve your physical and mental health. Are you experiencing the symptoms of burning pain, increased perception of pain, sensitivity to touch, or swelling over the affected area? These indications show that you might be suffering from RSD. Visit our experienced doctors at Modern Pain Management for treatment. We are located at 12930 Dairy Ashford Rd #501-504, Sugar Land, TX 77478. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from Sugar Land TX, Houston TX, Pearland TX, Jersey Village TX, Missouri City TX, Stafford TX, and Richmond TX. The team at Modern Pain Management looks forward to hearing from you soon!