... dr doesnt believe that's what I have, all she believes is I'm a drug addict, why do dr's believe this but they still prescribe narcotics to people with back pain but not chronic pain???
I've had RSD for almost 11 1/2yrs now. There are real tests to prove this disease unlike Fibro.
He needs to send you to either an Neuro specialists for those tests or an Orthopedic doctor who knows what RSD is.
RSD is real and there is proof. Please go to rsds.org and rsdhope.org for more info that will make you the informed patient you need to be.
Honestly I pray you don't have this as I wouldn't want my worst enemy to suffer from this and if ANY doctor could prove that I don't have RSD and it's something less, I would drop to my knees (if I could) and kiss the ground.
An Orthopedic surgeon diagnosed me 1st and then a pain management doctor who interned at the Mayo Clinic did so.
I've had nothing but more proof as it has spread through the years. I feel blessed to not have it full body after all this time.
I hope this helps you; don't let your doctor be so dismissive with you and ask for tests; Sympathetic Lumbar Blocks, Bone Density tests, temperature tests on the effected areas, and the fact that you most likely have more pain than whatever caused the RSD to begin with.
I was told for 3mos that I had a severely sprained ankle from an auto accident. A sprain doesn't stay swollen for almost a year, the bruising turning all colors doesn't last for 7mos or more, and the pain had me not able to put any weight on my right foot for a very long time as I went through PT for over 18mos or more.
Don't get mad at your doctor for his/her lack of knowledge but ask for the rights you have.
I pray this helps you
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