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Cherry Hill RSD and CRPS Lawyers

Cherry Hill nerve injury attorneys providing strong advocacy in South Jersey

Victims of any type of accident such as a car accident or a slip and fall may suffer Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). These emotional and physical disorders can make an accident victim’s life miserable. It is important to speak with a Cherry Hill lawyer if you are experiencing RSD/CRPS from an accident. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill RSD/CRPS lawyers are respected by former clients, insurance companies, and other attorneys for our skilled representation of personal injury victims. We’re experienced at showing why accidents happen and who is responsible. Our team is also skilled at working with your doctors and our own network of doctors to verify your medical injuries such as RSD or CRPS, understand what medical care you’ll need for the rest of your life, the cost of the medical care, and every way your injuries are affecting you physically and emotionally.

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What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD)?

According to the Cleveland Clinic, RSD occurs when someone feels “intense emotional pain related to rejection.” RSD is also known as regional pain syndrome and is linked to ADHD. RSD may be caused by trauma (such as when any type of accident occurs) to the peripheral or central nervous system. The central nervous system includes your brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system transmits information from your brain and spinal cord to your arms, legs, fingers, toes, and organs.

RSD may also be a response to other injuries an accident victim suffers. RSD can cause emotional dysregulation which occurs when “your brain can’t properly regulate the signals related to your emotions.”

The Cleveland Clinic states that RSD may cause a victim to:

  • Feel severe anxiety or other uncomfortable emotions before an anticipated rejection
  • See nonpositive interactions as only being a rejection
  • Overreact to feelings of rejection that can cause extreme sadness, rage, and anger
  • Have low self-esteem

Generally, RSD victims experience chronic pain in the area where they’re injured. Physical symptoms may include infections, pain with movement, stiff joints, muscle weakness, perspiration, insomnia, and emotional pain.

What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?

CRPS is a condition that causes pain, changes in the color of one’s skin, and other site-specific (arm, leg, hand, or foot) symptoms. CRPS is a neurological condition that usually includes emotional difficulties. CRPS can affect your ability to use the affected limb, your ability to sleep, your mental health, and your ability to perform daily activities. Like RSD, CRPS is usually due to a disorder of the peripheral or central nervous system.

CRPS is classified as either:

  • Type 1. There’s no nerve damage. “Type 1 [CRPS] was formerly known as reflexive sympathetic dystrophy [RSD].”
  • Type 2. There is nerve damage. This condition was formerly known as causalgia.

CRPS can be acute/short-term or chronic/long-term. CRPS symptoms usually start four to six weeks after an injury, fracture, or surgery.

The most common symptom is a constant or intermittent pain with a stinging, burning, or tearing sensation – often deep inside the affected limb. Sensory changes may include increased sensitivity to painful stimuli and numbness. Other symptoms may include swelling of the skin, a reduced ability to use the affected limb, skin temperature changes, skin color changes, skin texture changes, and changes in hair and nail growth.

Some of the common causes of CRPS include surgery (such as when a Cherry Hill accident victim requires surgery to treat their injuries), sprains, strains, burns, cuts, and bruises.

How are RSD and CRPS diagnosed in Cherry Hill?

RSD and CPRS are both difficult to diagnose. Many physicians and mental health professionals fail to make a proper diagnosis. There is no specific test. Your healthcare providers will look for:

  • Changes in the temperature, texture, or appearance of the skin in the affected area
  • More pain than is normally expected for a specific type of injury

MRIs and ultrasounds may be used to help detect nerve damage. Other tests may be ordered to rule out other causes.

Are there treatments for RSD in Cherry Hill?

Medications are often prescribed to help treat RSD. These medications, according to the Cleveland Clinic, may include:

  • Alpha-2 receptor agonists
  • Stimulant medications
  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) medications

Most Cherry Hill personal injury victims with RSD benefit from psychotherapy/mental health therapy.

Are there treatments for CRPS in Cherry Hill?

CRPS treatments, according to the Cleveland Clinic, focus on reducing the amount of pain and symptoms, restoring function to the injured limb, and helping you keep your quality of life. Early treatment is essential because CRPS can “cause the affected limb to stiffen over time” and because the pain and ability to move the affected area will normally worsen without treatment.

Treatment for CRPS victims includes:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Medications
  • Pain management
  • Psychological and behavioral therapy
  • Lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and managing any other health conditions such as diabetes
  • Exercising
  • Elevating the affected limb when sleeping or resting

Alternative therapies such as acupuncture and hypnosis may help.

Invasive treatments may include:

  • Trigger point/tender point injections
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Dorsal root ganglia stimulation
  • Peripheral nerve stimulation
  • IV ketamine infusion
  • Intrathecal drug pumps

Do you have a Cherry Hill RSD/CRPS lawyer near me?

Ferrara & Gable’s office is located at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. There’s parking nearby. The Rt. 38 bus has a stop near our office. If you’re too ill to come to our office, we will schedule a phone or video consultation.

We’ll answer all your questions about the claims process and work to fully understand the scope, severity, and treatments for your RSD or CRPS.

Get help today. Speak with our respected South Jersey RSD/CRPS attorneys now

Living with physical or emotional pain can be unbearable. Nerve injuries such as RSD/CRPS can improve with treatments. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill RSD/CRPS lawyers are skilled at showing why accidents cause RSD or CRPS, who is responsible, and why the responsible parties should pay for your treatments and compensate you for your pain, loss of income, and other financial and personal damages. Call us or use our contact form today to schedule a free consultation.