RSD/CRPS And Pain Disorders

Approximately 6 million Americans suffer from reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) / complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Anything from a minor injury to a major trauma or injury to a nerve can set in motion the onset of RSD/CRPS.

If you are dealing with RSD/CRPS and need assistance with Social Security Disability (SSD) issues, enlist an experienced New Jersey attorney at The Law Offices of Sheryl Gandel Mazur. We have more than 30 years of experience handling SSD cases for client suffering from RSD/CRPS, other pain disorders and other medical conditions.

Contact an Essex County RSD/CRPS and SSD lawyer at our firm by calling 973-200-6629 or 877-892-0197. A free consultation is offered so you can discuss your case without cost or obligation.

What Is RSD/CRPS?

RSD/CRPS is a chronic generalized pain syndrome with abnormal sympathetic nerve activity causing pain beyond what is normal for the injury incurred. A minor injury such as a sprain or small cut (even a paper cut) can trigger nerves to overreact and cause frequent, constant pain or burning sensation.

RSD or CRPS can also be caused by surgical procedures, drug exposure or stroke. RSD/CRPS can even cause unusual hair and/or nail growth or loss and can cause temperature changes in a limb.

There are treatments for RSD/CRPS ranging from sympathetic nerve blocks to psychotherapy to surgery. Conditions that fall into the pain disorders family include:

  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Somatoform disorder
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic pain

Social Security And RSD/CRPS

Social Security has a ruling specifically dealing with RSD and CRPS. Factors that are considered in evaluating disability include:

  • Signs of swelling
  • Anatomic changes such as in skin color or temperature in a limb
  • Osteoporosis
  • Involuntary movements
  • Lack of functional use of a limb

Any medical documentation that you have regarding your disorder must show some of all of these factors in order for you to be considered for SSD benefits. Our firm can help you gather all of the proper paperwork from your doctor and any specialists you have seen to ensure that Social Security has everything they need to make a decision in your favor.

Contact A Knowledgeable Lawyer Now

Get the SSD benefits you deserve in order to put the focus back on your health. Contact us online to get started. We represent RSD/CRPS and pain disorder patients in Paterson, Atlantic City, Newark and all of the surrounding communities.

Organizations: American Chronic Pain Association (www.theacpa.org); American Pain Foundation (www.painfoundation.org); National Pain Foundation (http://www.nationalpainfoundation.org/)