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sonoma8
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OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Ive heard a lot of bs diagnosis over the years but what is this about? I heard that my nephew was discharged from the military last month due to CRPS. What the frick is this? A nice way to say fibromyalgia? Is this a new ICD-9 code?


Rougarou13
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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Chronic condition post nerve injury. It has symptoms other than pain that are objective.

Not a doctor though.


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SabiDojo
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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
I don't think so. I always thought it was from after a severe injury of some sort.


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starsandstripes
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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
ICD-10 bro, Diagnosis Code G90.5


starsandstripes
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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Sounds like one of those ambiguous conditions they like to assign to avoid having it service connected. Better call Saul - seriously, he may need to see an attorney to make sure he gets a correct disability rating from the VA if it's service connected.


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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Much worse than fibromyalgia. Imagine the throttle sticking on your car without you pressing the gas. The engine's RPM really do get high and redline....but you are not doing anything to cause it.

This is kinda like CRPS.....the body suffers a small or moderate trauma....but the body's nerves take over like it is in constant pain and keeps sending horrific pain signals to the brain. It is bad stuff.

They are experimenting with putting people into medicated comas to "re-set" the brain and nervous system.


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Coatesbathroom
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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Completely different from fibromyalgia. CRPS usually is occurs after a traumatic injury and has symptoms impossible to fake. Such as changed in color or temperature of the skin as well as dystrophic changed in the skin and nails. Bone scans show increases uptake in affected area. And xrays have bone loss.

Treatment can be just nsaids if mild, but can require steroids if severe.


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sonoma8
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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
MRI of affected area was unremarkable


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MRI of affected area was unremarkable



There can be no MRI findings for Type 1 CRPS.
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sonoma8
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Gotcha


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lsucoonass
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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
he may have received a general discharge.

im assuming he didnt finish his entry training? if so, it will be hard for him to file for va disability and have this rated as a condition related to his discharge.

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this can be cause from a specific nerve or not. since there are two types of crps.

definately needs pt and ot especially if the hands are involved more specifically a certified hand therapist

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HaveMercy
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Not a dr but I have it and it is most certainly "real" It used to be called reflex sympathetic dystrophy. It occurs usually after a bone break when a limb is immobilized to heal. A nerve is damaged and sensations in the area go haywire. In most cases, the affected are shows physical observable symptoms like swelling, discoloration and excessive hair growth. My toenails were scary. IIf left untreated the nerve can die resulting in loss of mobility in a foot, hand, arm etc. It's awful. The pain is indescribable and pain pills do not help. I felt like my leg was on fire, not sunburn fire, but literally on fire. I cannot express how horrible it was - 100x worse than the initial compound fracture.
I had to get monthly epidurals for 2 years. I'm okay now, but I will get phantom pains and sensations - like Ive stepped in an ant bed. Sometimes my foot will fall asleep while walking or standing - that's always good for a laugh or two.
Neurontin would help this, but that shite makes you fat and dumb, so I won't take it - I just deal with it.
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DaBeerz
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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Made up diagnosis like IBS, fibromyalgia, interstial cystitis, etc... so they can explain something after after every test in the sun has come back normal. Many others, all psychiatric related... he needs to deal with his ptsd if he really did anything.


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Made up diagnosis like IBS, fibromyalgia, interstial cystitis, etc... so they can explain something after after every test in the sun has come back normal. Many others, all psychiatric related... he needs to deal with his ptsd if he really did anything.

Good thing you’re not a doctor.


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Ric Flair
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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Type I—RSD, typically an arm or leg
Type 2–Causalgia, follows a nerve/dermatomal distribution.

Look for lack of hair growth, lack of sweat or excess sweat over the region affected. It happens after a prior injury/surgery.


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Ric Flair
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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
MRI should show osteopenia if compared to other “normal” regions of the body.


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habz007
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re: OT Drs: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Radiologist... yes it's 100% real diagnosis. Why the name change or re-branding? That I can't tell you, but it was previously known as or aka reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), as previous poster stated. It has actual MRI and triple phase bone scan findings that folks can't fake.
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