Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a long-term, pain condition. Why it happens is not always understood. What we do know is that when some people suffer an injury, rather than making a recovery in the usual way, they develop intense pain.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) was previously known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). A diagnosis is often missed or delayed, despite clues such as sensitivity to touch and temperature changes, hair growth and hair, skin and nail changes.
Some patients describe burning severe pain, pins and needles and muscle spasms. Often symptoms are worse at night but can be present all the time.
CRPS is very difficult to live with, as it not only causes physical and practical problems but psychological problems too. Being in constant pain can make you feel low and lead to depression and anxiety, which is made worse by a lack of sleep or the side effects from taking strong painkillers.
We can help you – this is a time when you need genuine help and support most. We will make sure that your damages settlement gives you the life-long security you need to manage and plan your future.
If you need financial help before your case is settled, we can ask the other side for payments along the way. If your pain levels mean that you need to rely on others for help, we will claim the cost of care and assistance for you, for as long as it is needed. If your home needs to be adapted to help you cope, we can include a claim for the cost of this. We will make sure that you get the best medical and legal experts and will fight your corner hard.
Your settlement will include funding for all the help that you will need and the cost of any treatment that helps you improve or manage your symptoms and make life more comfortable. This can include strong pain medication, rehabilitation such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, TENS therapy, ultrasound treatment, massage, electroacupuncture and/or psychological support. Cognitive behavioural therapy can be a particularly good coping mechanism for pain.
We cannot promise to make you pain-free but we can make sure that you get the best quality medical experts in your case, private medical treatment included as part of your claim and that you have access to the very best legal and medical help that is available.
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To find out how we can help you claim compensation for Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, contact us for a free, no obligation enquiry.
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