Complex Regional Pain

ERISA Attorney for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Claims

If you sought disability benefits after a diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome, and your benefits were denied, an ERISA lawyer at our firm may be able to help. Our team handles denied disability claims and also addresses appeals for benefits that were originally awarded but were then terminated by the insurance provider. At ERISA Law Center, we understand the ins and outs of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the federal law that governs health, medical and life insurance benefits provided through private sector employers.

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What Causes Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

Complex regional pain syndrome is a rare medical condition affecting a limb, typically after some form of trauma to that limb. Symptoms may include chronic and/or extreme pain, swelling, sensitivity, joint stiffness, decreased mobility, tremors, fixed abnormal posture, changes in skin color and temperature changes in the affected area. Chronic regional pain syndrome is believed to be caused by nervous system damage or malfunction, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).

According to NINDS, there are two primary forms of chronic regional pain syndrome, CRPS-I and CRPS-II. CRPS-1, previously called reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome, is the term used to describe patients suffering from this condition without confirmed nerve injury. Patients with confirmed nerve injury may be diagnosed with CRPS-II. Both conditions have the same symptoms and treatment, and symptoms may vary in severity and duration from patient to patient.

There is currently no known cure for chronic regional pain syndrome, but treatment may alleviate symptoms to help a patient live a more normal and pain-free life.

SUCH TREATMENTS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Medication for pain, inflammation or swelling;
  • Psychotherapy to treat depression or other psychological conditions that often accompany chronic regional pain syndrome;
  • Surgical sympathectomy, a controversial surgical procedure that destroys nerves to provide pain relief; and
  • Rehabilitation therapy, using exercise to help improve blood flow, flexibility, strength, and function;
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks, which may provide temporary pain relief in the affected area;
  • Spinal cord or other neural stimulation.

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