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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) Message Board


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Hi cattys and Lori,
Thanks for the replies. We're not sure if SCS is the way to go. At the moment he is having a pretty bad flare. Lots of pain and swelling. It is heartbreaking to watch him suffer. I wish there was something I could do.

Since being diagnosed with RSD (in May 06 after injury in Feb. 06) he has had 3 Stellate Ganglion Blocks which provided little relief. He has been taking different meds, current ones being cymbalta and celebrex and percocet and dilaudid for the severe pain. He also had the cervical epidural catheter for 4 days which was great while it was in. He was doing pretty good for about 6 weeks with tolerable pain until last week when for whatever reason the pain became unbearable again. That's when the pain mgmt doc suggested SCS saying that was the last thing they could do for him. I just don't like what I have read about it. It could make RSD worse, etc. We have a few weeks to decide. I just wouldn't want his pain to become worse.

Lori, i would like specifics on the procedure you had done and any other info you think would be useful. Thanks so much

Thanks for letting ramble on.

Tracy





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