Have you been injured in an accident, slip and fall, or as a result of a surgery gone wrong and were recently diagnosed with a condition known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)? Do you need assistance from RSD Attorneys in the Boston MA area?

What is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)?

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as “Complex Regional Pain Syndrome” (CRPS), is a chronic disease.  It is often caused by an injury to a nerve or soft tissue often as a result of trauma that does not follow the normal healing path. RSD often exhibits typical symptoms, which include pain (often “burning” type), tenderness, and swelling of an extremity associated with varying degrees of sweating, warmth and/or coolness, flushing, discoloration, and shiny skin. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy typically begins in an extremity, such as a hand or foot, and then spreads to other parts of the body. Unlike other diseases, victims will progressively feel more pain over a period of time.

How is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Diagnosed?

Often, RSD presents after a traumatic injury or an untimely diagnosed illness.  It is very difficult to identify as there is no single laboratory test to diagnose RSD or CRPS and the physician must consider both subjective and objective findings.  RSD is resistant to many medical treatments over a long period of time and is both costly and time consuming to treat.

RSD Symptoms

Typical Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy symptoms may include:

  • Skin color and temperature changes
  • A reported severe burning or aching pain in the affected area
  • A hyper sensitivity to touch, heat, or cold in the affected area
  • Tissue Swelling and Damage
  • Intense Muscle Spasms
  • Generalized local pain in the affected area
  • A cold numb feeling in the affected area.
  • Pathological changes in bone and skin
  • Excessive sweating

RSD Attorneys in the Boston MA Area

Martino Law Group is experienced RSD Attorneys in the Boston MA area (serving Melrose, MA and beyond). We are personal injury attorneys that have a background in working with RSD / CRPS clients throughout Massachusetts.  The RSD Lawyers at Martino Law Group are prepared to help you with your case immediately.  For a free consultation about your case, contact the RSD Lawyers at Martino Law Group, to learn more information about your rights. You will pay no fees or costs unless we recover money damages for your RSD/CRPS injuries.