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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as complex regional pain syndrome, is an uncommon type of chronic pain that normally affects an arm or leg. The condition usually develops after an injury or illness that didn't directly damage the nerves in your affected limb.
Many cases develop after a forceful trauma to an arm or a leg, such as a crush injury or fracture. However, other traumas including surgery, heart attacks, infections, and sprains can lead to RSD. Emotional stress can also be a factor.
The Pain Management Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center offers expert, compassionate care for patients with RSD.
Evaluation and Treatments
Our program provides patients with an accurate diagnosis and effective treatments for RSD, including analgesic, antidepressant, and corticosteroid medications, physical therapy treatments, behavioral therapy, and minimally invasive procedures such as sympathetic nerve blocks. That’s a treatment in which anesthetic agents are injected around the affected sympathetic nerves to provide pain relief, as well as to assess damage to the sympathetic nervous system.
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Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Managementat UT Southwestern Medical Center at Park Cities 8611 Hillcrest Road, 2nd Floor, Suite 210
Dallas, Texas 75225 214-692-3100 Directions to Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management Parking Info for Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management
Spine Centerat UT Southwestern Frisco 12500 Dallas Parkway, 3rd Floor
Frisco, Texas 75033 469-604-9140 Directions to Spine Center Parking Info for Spine Center
UT Southwestern Anesthesiology & Pain Management - Carrell Clinic9301 N Central Expy
Dallas, Texas 75231 214-645-8450 Directions to UT Southwestern Anesthesiology & Pain Management - Carrell Clinic