RSD, Chronic Pain Disability Claims

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a form of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) that usually affects an arm, hand, leg or foot. People with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) endure pain that can seem intolerable. There is no cure, and the cause is not understood.

Also known as type 1 complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) occurs after a person experiences an illness or injury that did not directly damage the affected body part. Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is the most common form of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), accounting for about 90 percent of cases.

Symptoms of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) can be triggered by an injury, illness or surgery. Symptoms can include:

  • Burning sensations and aching pain in the affected area
  • Hypersensitivity to touch
  • Joint swelling and tissue damage
  • Changes in skin temperature and color
  • Muscle spasms

The attorneys of Chermol & Fishman, LLC, in Philadelphia, have obtained disability benefits for clients with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Our lawyers understand that severe depression and other psychological conditions can develop as a response to the unending pain of reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). We advise our client to seek medical treatment for the disabling condition, even though there is no cure. Various medications, physical therapy, nerve blocking treatments and other approaches can provide some relief. The record of treatment is essential to the success of a Social Security disability (SSD) or supplemental security income (SSI) claim.

If you have become disabled by reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), please contact our office or call (215) 464-7200. We understand what you are going through and are here to help. The initial consultation is free of charge, and we never charge a fee until we win your case.