... July since the surgery I've had constant throbbing pain that never stops, then I developed burning pain from my neck down my arm to my hand. My arm changes colors and itches upon exercise. I had a nerve conduction study today that came back normal. I started having anxiety attacks and anger easily. What type of doctor should I ask to see for RSD or possible RSD
I was finally diagnosed by a orthopedic hand specialist. RSD is a neurological condition, and in such case, a Neurologist should also be able to help you. Make sure ahead of time to ask if they have diagnosed, referred and/or treated RSD/CRPS. I hope you have your answers very soon. Time is very important for RSD. Keep us posted.
You should see both a pain doc and a nurologist as well as a physical therapist. If you are not sleeping well, that could be the cause of your anxiety attacks and your anger issue. Anxiety attacks can also be casued by blood sugar levels being incorrect. Getting into physical therapy is a must. Get a PT that has experience with rsd and has treated a lot of patients. Getting the range of motion and strength back as soon as possible is a must. Your PT would also help get the pain levels down and the swelling down. Do NOT put ice on the injured area. It can cause the rsd to spread. I have rsd so I am speaking from experience. I personally hope you don't have it. Feel free to friend me if you want to talk. I will keep you in my prayers. Blessings, Rollerskater.
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