Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is also known as one type of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). This condition happens when a patient experiences lasting and recurring pain in the limbs following a medical condition, like a stroke or a heart attack, or after an injury.
In most cases, RSD is considered a Type 1 CRSP. This means that the pain felt by the patient isn’t likely to be caused by nerve damage, hence it may be easily treated with continued therapy.
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