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Frequency Specific Microcurrent
Published on Sep 18, 2014
Frequency Specific Microcurrent is used to treat and resolve RSD / CRPS. The video shows the physical examination findings, the history and shows the various stages of treatment including the treatment protocols used to reduce the nerve pain, the sympathetic dysfunction, the central sensitization, the alterations in the sensory field and the motor dysfunction. By the end of the treatment the patient is pain free with normal skin temperature and has normal gait and muscle coordination.*
*This treatment is fairly typical of the results seen in the treatment of RSD / CRPS using FSM but every case is different. Individual results will vary depending on the severity and complexity of the condition, including history of surgeries and medication use and the experience and knowledge of the practitioner. This patient is using minimal medications and has had no surgeries since the RSD / CRPS started in 2003.
"...In this report, we present a patient who meets all the IASP diagnostic and research criteria for CRPS in all her extremities who had failed conventional treatment modalities for 5 years. ECT administered for refractory depression induced immediate improvement in the affective component of her pain and a gradual complete reversal of CRPS signs and symptoms. Quantitative sensory testing correlated with her clinical recovery.
... After 4 years of intractable pain and failed treatment attempts, following ECT, the patient made a full physical and social recovery. She no longer requires any pain or depression medication. She now leads a normal life and has returned to working full-time as an attorney.
... have also used magnetic source imaging to show that the brain reorganizes with pain in CRPS, particularly in the primary somatosensory cortex, and recovers from cortical reorganization when CRPS pain is reduced.
... Therefore, it is possible that ECT may trigger the recovery process of the brain that has been reorganized by CRPS pain to its original form. Because our patient’s symptoms did not immediately completely improve, it can be postulated that ECT may begin the process that restores the brain to its normal functional somatotopic processing capacity, but it may require a prolonged period of time to completely recover."
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Organizations & Associations
American RSDHope is dedicated to increasing awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, CRPS, formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, RSDS. All donations are tax-deductible! CRPS, is a progressive disease of the Autonomic Nervous System, more specifically, the Sympathetic Nervous System.
A list of CRPS Support Groups around the United States sorted by State, then City. These are Support Groups that meet in person, as well as sometimes by phone, internet chat rooms, and Facebook groups, and even chat rooms.
Support Groups Outside the U.S.
Australia - The Australian RSD.CRPS Support Group
Fighting Pain Together!
Canada - PARC
Promoting Awareness of RSD and CRPS in Canada -
England - Burning Nights
Please contact Victoria, she's a supportive and strong woman.
Korea - Korean CRPS Association
Support for those living in Korea or who speak Korean.
If you wish to have your group or association added, please provide the information HERE >
Anxiety & Stress
"... Research shows that for at least a proportion of CRPS patients, pain and symptoms are influenced by activity in the sympathetic nervous system.
The sympathetic nervous system is also responsible for the body’s stress (or anxiety) response, so it might be that for CRPS patients, anxiety activates the SNS response which in turn triggers an increase in pain.
Also, we know that in CRPS, even thinking about moving can hurt and cause increased swelling, so it might be that the pain level in CRPS is particularly responsive to our psychological state at the time."
RSDCoding.com is an unofficial collection of ideas, articles and studies for your consideration if you are looking to be more natural in your approach.
Seizures & CRPS / RSD
Another case study suggests that:
"Symptoms of CRPS may be sustained by abnormal brain conditions, and our findings contribute to the understanding of how the central nervous system participates in maintaining pain and allodynia associated with CRPS....
Further, recent advancements in functional brain imaging revealed that the anterior insula, which is strongly associated with autonomic nervous function, is reorganized in CRPS patients. For our patient, abnormal autonomic-like symptoms (i.e., edema, skin discoloration, and skin temperature asymmetry) were revived by epileptic seizures. This may be related to reorganization of autonomic cerebral regions...
In the present case, the second episode of CRPS symptoms occurred immediately after the first epileptic seizure episode and then rapidly disappeared with the control of epileptic discharges, although we administered antiepileptic medications, which has little potential to improve neuropathic pain. We therefore concluded that epileptic discharges relapsed into CRPS. Alternatively, we speculate that repeated seizures contributed to improvement of the second bout of CRPS symptoms."
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The Energy that Created Your Life Can Heal Your Life.
By Lee Holden
Published on April 29, 2014 for TippingPointRadio.com
7 Reasons to Try Qi Gong for RSD/CRPS
Published on October 7, 2015 under Guest Blogger for RSDSA
By Elizabeth Lane
Ok maybe 8. I’m adding one. It’s FREE. I should say that usually you must pay to have a teacher show you the form (which is often the cost of one massage or acupuncture treatment). Then you have the tools to help yourself whenever you need it. For FREE. For a LIFETIME. But I do know there are podcasts on itunes as well if you want to try to go completely cost-free.
It’s almost unbelievable, right? No, i am over the FREE part. Actually, I’m not. That still excites me. But what I am getting at is how a form of moving meditation can alleviate pain and so many symptoms. Here are 7 benefits of qi gong and tai chi from the blog linked below. I have never tried tai chi but I imagine at some point I will. What I love most about qi gong is that I feel confident in my abilities to control my pain. It takes work but I feel it has helped me immensely.
Cultivating the Qi through Integral Qigong and Tai Chi triggers numerous health benefits: