RSD CRPS News

All the News about CRPS / RSD (Algodistrophy) gathered and updated weekly by your team of Personal Health Planner, who are always up to date with the latest research on Treatment options and more. 

the McGill Pain Scale

the McGill Pain Scale

what is it and how does it apply for chronic pain patients? Pain is difficult to explain. Everyone has experienced that at some level. At the ER, the Medical Staff would ask you a very basic exercise to label your own pain: “From a scale to 1 to 10, who bad does it...

An MTI Patient’s Journey

An MTI Patient’s Journey

What is it like to have your health cared for from the other side of the Ocean?  When a patient needs a treatment abroad, the things to handle are far more than simply get a doctor’s appointment and drive there. One has to think about airports, taxis, a map of...

ARTICLE: NERIDRONATE VS OTHER DRUGS

ARTICLE: NERIDRONATE VS OTHER DRUGS

CRPS cannot be treated easily: all major Health Institutions, such as NHS in the UK and Mayo Clinic in the US, agree on this statement, along with the Italian Health National Institution, where Neridronate has been labelled the standard drug for CRPS. Let’s take a...

Fibromyalgia and depression

Fibromyalgia and depression

Why are the two so often linked to each other?  Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that touches an estimate of 5 million people in the United States only. Women representing between 80 to 90% of the patients. It manifests through an intense and widespread...

Bisphosphonates

Bisphosphonates

Pros and cons of the use of different bisphosphonates for the treatment of CRPS Bisphosphonates are a class of pharmaceuticals used to inhibit bone resorption , they get their name from the two phosphate groups that characterize them on a molecular level. Bone...

Differences in the rehabilitation programs around the world

Differences in the rehabilitation programs around the world

A small view on the approaches to CRPS Rehabilitation is probably the most important step in the therapy path a patient has to go through when affected by CRPS. As we know this syndrome usualy affects a limb after a trauma but, even in the most rare cases, like the...

Differences in the Treatment of CRPS in the world

Differences in the Treatment of CRPS in the world

A small view around the available options for a patient suffering from CRPS. It is well known that Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a condition that can be very challenging to diagnose and treat. This is due to many factors: from the many known causes of development...

Alimentation and Chronic pain

Alimentation and Chronic pain

Alimentation and Chronic pain. The negative impact of an imbalanced diet on your CRPS. Complex Regional Pain Symptom is the most painful chronic pain condition known to medicine. As with any condition with inflammatory origins, its patients have to be extremely...

Crps Diagnosis

Crps Diagnosis

What is the best diagnosis method for this debilitating condition?  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a chronic illness affecting a limb, following a triggering event such as surgery, fracture, broken bones or even a lighter injury like a sprain. It comes with a long...

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