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Living with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) Guest: Barb Fluck

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Moms..how hard would it be for you to watch your child with RSD slipping further and further away? Unable to hug her, comfort her and hold her hand through all the various treatments she has endured. Barb's daughter Stacey is a wife & mother of 2 .She was injured 9-09 when she dropped a table on it while cleaning. She went to the ER and nothing was broken. She followed up with her family Doctor who put her in a cast because her foot had already dropped and he was trying to get back to a 90-degree angle. She was sent to an Orthopedic who prescribed PT, which made her pain and swelling worse. They gave her a brace.In Nov the Orthopedic Specialist sent her to a PM Doctor that diagnosed her with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Pain medications were not relieving the pain. In 4-10 she had a catheter put in her spine with the medication running through it all the time for seven days. This did not help her condition, in fact the symptoms continued to get worse.In May 2010 she had an SCS implanted. Unfortunately it has given her no relief Today the disease has spread from her left foot up her leg & into her right foot & leg. She also has pain in her hands, arms, & shoulders & can sometimes feel it in her neck, cheek, and ears.

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