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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

complex regional pain syndrome

Have you, or a loved one, been injured in an automobile accident in the Elkton, Bel Air, Havre De Grace or Annapolis areas? If so, you may have sustained serious injuries as a result of the accident. One type of injury that has lifelong health implications is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This medical condition is also called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and is a chronic progressive disease that is thought to be brought on following a traumatic injury. Victims of this tragic disease often report a feeling of intense burning or pain in either an arm or a leg. Unlike typical injuries after an accident which heal (for the most part) and get better with time, CRPS / RSD only gets worse and more severe. If you are currently experiencing CRPS / RSD after being the victim of a car accident, motorcycle or commercial vehicle accident, speak with Personal Injury Attorney Tom Kemp. With more than 30 years experience handling accident, injury and wrongful death cases in Maryland. Mr. Kemp is very familiar with the science and medical background surrounding Reflex Sympathetic Disorder and is here to help. Please contact him by dialing (410) 398-0910 or @ElktonPersonalInjuryLawyers.

Located in Cecil County, Maryland Mr. Kemp handles injury claims throughout Maryland including Aberdeen, Annapolis, Baltimore, Bel Air, Bel Air North, Bel Air South, Elkton, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Hagerstown, Havre De Grace, Joppa, Laurel, Rockville, Salisbury, Silver Spring, Towson, Upper Marlboro & Wheaton.

Characteristics of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

While the specific nature of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is not completely understood, it is widely believed in the medical community to be caused by a severe or traumatic injury.

Symptoms of CRPS / RSD include:

  • Intense, chronic pain
  • Burning sensation that radiates from the initial injury
  • Shooting pains from the point of injury
  • Swelling and excessive sweating
  • Abnormally high localized skin temperature (may fluctuate)
  • Skin discoloration
  • Muscle spasms
  • Join stiffness resulting in reduced mobility 

Most doctors agree that CRPS / RSD develops after an accident or injury. Experts in the medical field believe that if extensive nerve damage occurs to a specific limb or area of a limb, then CRPS / RSD may develop. Pain that people experience from this disease gets worse over time, not better. It should also be noted that CRPS / RSD generally only affects one limb, an arm or a leg. The pain associated with CRPS / RSD usually starts in a small localized area but then eventually spreads to the entire limb, leaving the victim debilitated and in incredible pain.

Lifelong Challenges For CRPS Victims

Victims who suffer from CRPS / RSD deal with pain on a daily basis. In some cases, the pain is so severe that it limits the person’s ability to perform even the most basic day to day functions that so many of us take for granted. As this disease is currently still being studied, there is currently no cure and those diagnosed with CRPS / RSD are generally prescribed pain relievers that they must rely on for the rest of their lives.

Benefits Awarded in CRPS Claims

If you or someone close to you is currently suffering from CRPS / RSD, you’ll want the best legal representation possible in order to be fully compensated for the damages that you and your family have incurred. CRPS / RSD leaves victims debilitated and in chronic pain, victims will require a compensation figure that will last with them for the rest of their lives. Auto Accident Tom Kemp is here to offer you his legal services during this trying time. With several decades of extensive litigation experience, Personal Injury Attorney Tom Kemp  has the resources and skills needed to make your case a success by getting you the maximum amount of benefits and compensation for any and all compensable injuries.

Over the years Mr. Kemp has helped countless auto accident and personal injury victims recover millions of dollars in compensation. This fact alone illustrates that he is serious about seeking justice for injured clients.

Mr. Kemp’s policy is that if he does not win your case, you won’t pay anything. Contact his Elkton law office today at to set up a free no-hassle, no-fee consultation. Alternatively, you can file a free case report via e-mail and he will get back to you promptly.

You may be entitled to extensive benefits and financial compensation for your injuries or your loved one’s injury. Mr. Kemp is here to help, please call or contact us today. He serves those injured in the Elkton, Havre De Grace, Bel Air, Annapolis and Baltimore, Maryland areas.