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Pain Management

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

09/30/2008

Question:

I had bunion surgery 2 years ago and got RSD. I feel it is progressing up my leg now, my leg feels numb, cool, tingly. Is there anything I can do to stop it? Do I need to make an appointment. with my pain management Dr.? I hesitate doing that because I don`t think anything can be done. what would you suggest... Thank You!

Answer:

On the contrary, the faster you attack the problem the higher rate of success you will have. Contact your pain management physicians and ask about lumbar sympathetic blocks and hopefully you will have successful outcomes.

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Response by:

Hammam  Akbik, MD, FIPP Hammam Akbik, MD, FIPP
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati