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Category: Guest Blogger for RSDSA

Bloggers from the CRPS/RSD community that write pieces for our blog will be featured here.

Developing CRPS/RSD and Finding Hope

Published on June 29, 2015 under Giving Back
Hi there! My name is Katie and I’m the blogger behind Upcycled Treasures and A Handcrafted Wedding. I was diagnosed with CRPS back in August 2012, and remember how difficult it was to find information and inspiring stories. In fact, I generally ended my search feeling more discouraged than when I started, and this only seemed to make my symptoms worse. Can anyone else relate? The RSDSA website was the best source of information I could find, which is why I am so excited to share my story with you. I want you to know that there is hope, and not to be discouraged by what you read. However, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I am also…
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The Handicap’s Appetite

Published on June 2, 2015 under Guest Blogger for RSDSA
Written by Nancy Meagher for the RSDSA blog. Sometimes I still crave running and walking. It was a rare wedding celebration that I had not been moved by the music to dance. A few years ago our niece married a fine fellow from the south of France. As I had taken a few years of High School French, and as language is a hobby of mine---- I was placed at the reception table with: Sylvan's Lovely Aunts. Moved by American songs in a language that did not come easily, a friendship ensued. We danced our international hearts out. The French in their stylish slim heels – I in a sassy pair of patent leather flats that my friend Elisa insisted…
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How to Obtain the Best Medical Care for CRPS

Published on May 14, 2015 under Guest Blogger for RSDSA
Written by Steven Feinberg, MD, MPH Board Certified, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Board Certified, Pain Medicine Feinberg Medical Group Palo Alto, CA and Rachel Feinberg, PT, DPT Director, Physical Therapy & Functional Restoration Program Feinberg Medical Group Palo Alto, CA for the RSDSA blog. If you are reading this, it means you, a friend, or a loved one has been diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). This article is not about diagnosing and treating CRPS but rather about how to obtain the best medical care for this diagnosis. There are many good reasons to obtain the best medical care possible for this diagnosis. First and foremost is that early quality treatment has the best chance of resulting in the best…
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Multidisciplinary Treatment – Three Weeks in Utah

Published on May 8, 2015 under Guest Blogger for RSDSA
Written by Aubrey Haley for the RSDSA blog. In 2013, after living with full body CRPS for almost four years, I was afforded the opportunity to go to a treatment facility. My husband and I dug deep into the multidisciplinary treatment world, searching online and making phone calls for days. I knew I didn’t want to be checked into a rehabilitation hospital. Likewise, I didn’t want to be treated like a drug addict or a psych patient; I needed a facility that understood the intricacies of chronic pain. The Bridge Health Recovery Center kept popping up on my Google searches, like a sign from the universe. I was terrified to leave my family for almost a month, but I was…
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