Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Treatment

If you or someone you know suffers from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, you know how debilitating and enduring the nerve pain can be. Individuals diagnosed with RSD and other types of pain disorders typically find no relief from traditional treatments for their chronic pain — conventional treatments can also be too costly and cause severe side effects. Medicines commonly prescribed for treating RSD can even be ineffective, causing patients to lose hope.

At Florida Mind Health Center, we offer a new, alternative chronic pain treatment to traditional medicine using ketamine infusion therapy. Intravenous (IV) ketamine is widely acknowledged in the medical community as an effective, natural therapy for treating reflex sympathetic dystrophy among other pain-causing disorders. Our ketamine clinic can help you find relief from pain the natural way — contact us to schedule reflex sympathetic dystrophy treatment today.

What Is Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)?

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or RSD, is a type of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). This condition occurs due to malfunctions within the sympathetic nervous system and the immune system. RSD — also referred to as CRPS I or CRPS without an associated, confirmed nerve injury —  is characterized by severe, chronic pain in one or more limbs that lasts months or longer. RSD can cause a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms. Patients should receive treatment early to prevent worsening of symptom severity.

Typically occurring in the extremities, reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome commonly affects the upper limbs, but it’s possible to experience RSD symptoms in the lower limbs.

RSD Symptoms

The following RSD symptoms may affect the hands, fingers, arms, shoulders, legs, hips, or knees. If you experience these symptoms, seek an effective and natural treatment for chronic pain — contact Florida Mind Health Center.

  • Changes to the skin
  • Discomfort
  • Feeling warm to the touch
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nail and hair changes
  • Pain or burning sensation
  • Sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Skin paleness with a blue tone
  • Skin redness
  • Stiffness
  • Sweating around the affected area
  • Swelling of the skin
  • Tenderness
  • Weakness

Ketamine Infusion For RSD Pain

There is no single laboratory test to confirm a diagnosis of RSD. However, imaging studies (x-rays, MRI scans) or nerve conduction tests may be used to diagnose the patient. After receiving a diagnosis, the primary reflex sympathetic dystrophy treatment option available to patients within traditional medicine is physical therapy, while pharmaceutical medications and surgical procedures may likewise be recommended. For patients seeking a natural, individualized method to treat chronic pain symptoms, we offer an effective solution through ketamine infusion therapy.

Ketamine treatment is widely used to help patients manage symptoms from all types of pain conditions, including neuropathic pain conditions such as CRPS and painful limb ischemia. What’s more, ketamine therapy successfully treats patients with opioid tolerance, acute hyperalgesia, and even chronic neuropathic pain.

Ketamine Treatments For Chronic Pain

Our ketamine infusion clinic offers an encompassing range of alternative pain treatment options and therapies for treating various pain conditions, including reflex sympathetic dystrophy. Each of our ketamine treatments prioritizes compassion and individualized care for optimized healing and recovery for our patients. Start your journey to a healthier, happier lifestyle — contact our clinic today to learn more about our RSD treatment.