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Welcome to the International RSD Foundation’s Website

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“Remember RSD is not all in your head.” It is all over your body. It starts from one extremity or one part of the body and if not properly treated, it spreads to the other parts of the body. Don't let anybody convince you to be treated exclusively by a psychiatrist or to learn to live with your pain. Just remember you are not crazy. The pain of RSD is enough to drive anybody out of their mind but what I admire is the fact that RSD patients still keep their sanity.

Quote by: Hooshang Hooshmand, M. D.

 Doctor Hooshang Hooshmand (1934-2019) 

 Dr. Hooshang Hooshmand

With a heavy heart, I would like to tell everyone in the RSD-CRPS community that Doctor Hooshang Hooshmand passed away on August 9, 2019. Doctor Hooshmand, practiced Neurology for over 40 years with a special interest in the management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). He helped thousands of RSD-CRPS patients from around the world. He also treated other neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Epilepsy, and Electrical Injuries. Doctor Hooshmand leaves his wife, Clara, three daughters, and five grandchildren. He will be truly missed by his family, friends, and patients. I will personally miss my mentor and best friend.  Thank you, Doctor Hooshmand for your inspiration!  Sincerely your friend, Eric M. Phillips

Our Mission

We hope to assist patients, as well as family, and friends of those who suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) or more recently known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). This organization was formed in July 1990; and since then, has sent information regarding RSD/CRPS to hundreds of thousands of patients and professionals worldwide.  The free information we offer will help educate and inform you, your family, friends as well as your physician regarding the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and the latest methods of treatment for RSD/CRPS.

The International RSD Foundation has been helping the RSD/CRPS community since 1990. We provide free medical information regarding RSD/CRPS, referrals to doctors, physical therapists, lawyers and other medical professionals. We also offer support to patients and their families by phone or e-mail. This organization is privately funded and we are not able to receive donations. I would like to recommend that you send your kind donation to the following organizations: National Institutes of Health (NIH) 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892

The National Institutes of Health (N I H) does a tremendous amount of research regarding RSD/CRPS. I feel that your donation to this organization will be most helpful to the many people who suffer from RSD/CRPS. Maybe someday they can find a cure for RSD/CRPS with your help? For more information please visit: http://www.nih.gov/

The National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) 8 Penn Center, Suite 800, 1628 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103. For more information please visit: http://www.ndriresource.org

If you have any questions regarding RSD/CRPS, or about any information posted on this website, or you just need to talk, please feel free to contact me during the following office hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST at: 774-501-2808.

I would like to thank you for visiting our website, and I hope that your visit to this site will be helpful to you.

Best Regards,

Eric M. Phillips

New CRPS Book Project (as of 6-8-2022)

We just finished volume 6 of the CRPS Book Series. Please check back soon for new information about future book projects.  

Please click on the link below for more information.                                                                                                                                        

New RSD Projects

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CRPS BOOK SERIES

Please click on the following link to learn more information about these CRPS books and the CRPS Picture eBooks in this series.

RSD Books

New Book (as of 6-7-2022)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Patients’ Perspective of Living in Chronic Pain Volume-VI

By: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric Phillips

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New Book (as of 4-3-2022)

COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS):

LEARNING ABOUT THE DIFFERENT

ASPECTS OF A PAINFUL SYNDROME-VOLUME-II

By: Eric M. Phillips (Author)

 

 

 

 

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New Book (as of 1-8-2022)

COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS):

LEARNING ABOUT THE DIFFERENT

ASPECTS OF A PAINFUL SYNDROME-VOLUME-I

By: Eric M. Phillips (Author)

 

 

 

 

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New Book (as of 11-22-2021)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Patients’ Perspective of Living in Chronic Pain Volume-V

By: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric Phillips

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New Book (as of  3-6-2021)

COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS) AND AMPUTATION: A DIFFICULLT DECISION TO MAKE  VOLUME-IV                                                        

By: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric Phillips

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New Book (as of 12-24-2020)

WHAT IS CRPS? A HELPFUL GUIDE TO TEACH CHILDREN ABOUT COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN                             SYNDROME (CRPS): VOLUME-III

By: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric Phillips

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New Book (as of 7-11-2020):

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Patients’ Perspective of Living in Chronic Pain Volume-II                          By: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric Phillips 

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New Book (as of 1-19-2020):

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Patients’ Perspective of Living in Chronic Pain Vol. 1                                     By: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric Phillips         

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CRPS PICTURE eBOOKS

New Picture eBook (as of 12-6-2021)

COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS): A  PATIENT’S PICTURE eBOOK GUIDE-VOLUME-IV

By: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric Phillips

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New Picture eBook (as of  3-11-2021)

COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS) and AMPUTATION: A  PATIENT’S PICTURE eBOOK GUIDE-VOLUME III

By: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric Phillips

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New Picture eBook (as of 7-20-2020)

COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS): A  PATIENT’S PICTURE eBOOK GUIDE-VOLUME-II

By: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric Phillips

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New Picture e-Book (as of 3-21-2020):

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Patients’ Perspective of Living in Chronic Pain:                                         Vol.1-Picture e-Book                                                                                                                                                                                        By: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric Phillips                                                                                                                                                              

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New Book (as of 4-30-2020):

DON’T DIET: CHANGE YOUR HABITS-PROPER EATING FOR GOOD HEALTH

H. Hooshmand, M.D., and Eric M. Phillips   

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CRPS Song

I would like to share with everyone a wonderful song about CRPS written and performed by a very talented fellow CRPS patient Jenny Casey. To hear Jenny’s song and get more information about her CD, please click on the following links:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=jF005tpynFs

https://www.jennycasey.com/store

I hope you will enjoy listening to Jenny’s song as much as I do. Thank you, Jenny for writing such a wonderful song! Eric