RSD, more recently known as complex regional pain syndrome, is a painful condition caused by a malfunction of the central nervous system.
In RSD cases, the effective area often has a red or glossy skin tone, in extremely painful and sensitive, often exhibiting symptoms of swelling.
RSD is commonly treated in pain management clinics but there is no known cure for the condition. The Workers’ Compensation Medical Guidelines direct that classification be considered even if the effected body site is normally resolved by a schedule loss of use award.
More often than not, RSD cases are classified. The implications of a having a classifiable condition versus one which can be finalized by a schedule loss of use are significant.
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