Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a debilitating form of chronic pain. Symptoms can be treated, but there is no cure for the condition, which causes intense pain in the arms, legs and, sometimes, other body parts.

The Social Security attorneys of Chermol & Fishman, LLC, in Philadelphia, help people suffering with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) fight for the Social Security disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits they deserve. From initial applications through all appeals, we can help. We have been successful in obtaining disability benefits for clients suffering from this condition.

The Two Sides of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

There are two types of complex regional pain syndrome:

  • Type 1 is often called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). It is triggered by an illness or injury, but not one that directly affected the painful body part.
  • Type 2 is caused by a direct injury to the nerves of the affected body part. Type 2 complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) was formerly known as causalgia.

A direct blow, a firearm injury, surgery, bone fractures, infections and muscle strains and sprains can all precipitate the onset of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Don’t Give Up on Treatment

People with either form of complex regional pain syndrome can feel hopeless and give up on treatment. Our lawyers advise clients to pursue regular medical treatment for the disabling condition, even if there is no hope of effecting a cure. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will decide your case based on your medical record, not on how much pain you say you are experiencing.

We Won’t Give Up on You

If you are suffering with either form of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), please contact our office or call (215) 464-7200. We can help you through every stage of the process of obtaining disability benefits. We represent clients from initial applications through all levels of the reconsideration and appeals process. The initial consultation is free of charge, and we never charge a fee until we win your case.

To discuss SSD and SSI claims or appeals, please call us at (215) 464-7200 or email the attorneys of Chermol & Fishman, LLC. The initial consultation is free, and we never charge a fee until we win your case.