Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a combination of symptoms including pain, tenderness, and swelling in the limbs, and it is often accompanied with profuse sweating and skin warmth/coolness, flushing, and discoloration. Also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is not a well-known condition of the sympathetic nervous system. The pain caused by RSD can become chronic and may be a prolonged feeling that is very uncomfortable depending on the severity of nerve damage caused from the injury. The pain from RSD has been described as a burning or stabbing pain in the affected limbs that may spread the entire leg or arm. Other symptoms of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy include shiny or thin-looking skin with increased sensitivity to the area, abnormal sweating patterns, increased nail and hair growth patterns, stiff joints, and coordination issues.
More Information About Peripheral Neuropathy
Neuropathy symptoms can range from numbness and tingling to stabbing feelings (paresthesia) and muscle weakness. More severe symptoms consist of burning sensations and even organ dysfunction. Almost all peripheral neuropathy symptoms can be treated with many of our devices.
To learn more about how we can treat your Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, visit NeuroSolutions in Palo Alto or call (650) 753-1010 to speak with one of our Peripheral Neuropathy professionals today.