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RSD-CRPS Articles and Books

In this section of our website you will find some very helpful and informative medical articles regarding Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)-Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).

These articles have been written by a number of authors from around the world. I hope that this information proves to be helpful to you in your search for additional information regarding RSD (CRPS).

If you have any questions regarding RSD (CRPS), or about any information posted on this website, please feel free to contact me by e-mail at: utopia33@prodigy.net or call me at: 774-501-2808 during our office hours Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

Below is a list of the articles and books that you will find under the subject of RSD-CRPS Articles and Books.

To view these articles, please click on the title of each article.

 

CRPS Books

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 (Author) and Eric Phillips (Author)

CRPS and Amputation Book Cover-Template-Version 18a-Blue-3-7-2021e-New-B

Buy new: $15.99

In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.

https://www.amazon.com/COMPLEX-REGIONAL-PAIN-SYNDROME-AMPUTATION/dp/B08Y4HBCJ7/ref=sr_1_1?crid=D700SPNT9ZQS&dchild=1&keywords=alaa+abd-elsayed&qid=1615326618&s=books&sprefix=alaa%2Cstripbooks%2C149&sr=1-1

ISBN-13: 979-8717555821

Doctor Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Eric M. Phillips, have recognized the importance of promoting awareness and education on the topic of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). In volume IV of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Amputation: A Difficult Decision to Make, continues with patients sharing stories of their daily struggles with CRPS and being an amputee CRPS affects millions of people worldwide. The disease causes patients to suffer from constant chronic painafter minor trauma or surgery. The purpose of this book is to share the stories of how CRPS and amputation impacts the lives of patients. We hope that these stories will enlighten how CRPS and amputation disrupts the patient’s life on many levels, from having family issues, social issues, financial distress, and how the medical community treats these patients. It is our hope this book will help educate the public, the medical community, and promote more awareness about CRPS.

 

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 (Author) and Eric Phillips (Author)

CRPS Picture eBook Front Cover-Red-3-8-2021

CRPS is a painful disease that affects the patient physically, mentally, and emotionally.  To get a complete understanding of this disease, one must view the pictures of what can potentially happen to some patients.

This eBook helps illustrate how patients suffer from the pain of CRPS. Until a doctor, relative, or friend sees the damage that CRPS causes, one cannot comprehend the pain patients deal with daily. These pictures you will view ranging from the early stages of the disease to the end-stage of the disease.

The purpose of this CRPS Picture eBook Guide-Volume III is to supplement our fourth textbook: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Amputation: A Difficult Decsion to Make-Volume IV.

Since we did not include pictures in the first, second,or fourth textbooks, we thought this idea was the best solution to share all the pictures from each story of the book.

We feel that showing these pictures will help complete the patient’s story and it gives a clear picture of what damage CRPS can cause. With the use of this CRPS Picture eBook Guide you can associate these pictures with each story from the first book.

Each chapter in this eBook will have an abstract of what happened to the patient, along with their pictures.

Remember, "A picture is worth a thousand words."

*Please note: Some of these pictures published in this eBook can be of a disturbing nature to some people.

This eBook is free if you have Kindle Unlimited. 

Please click on the following link to view information about this eBook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08YN7Y445

 

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 (Author) and Eric Phillips (Author)

CRPS Book For Children Book Cover Image

Buy new: $9.99

In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08R7VM43K

ISBN-13 : 979-8585980954

Doctor Alaa Abd Elsayed and Eric M. Phillips, have recognized the importance of promoting awareness and education on the topic of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) in volume of this book. Volume of What is CRPS? A Helpful Guide to Teach Children about CRPS is a helpful guide to help children understand what their parent , relative, or friend deal with when living with CRPS. CRPS affects millions of people worldwide. The disease causes patients to suffer from constant chronic pain after minor trauma or surgery. We hope that this book will help educate children on how CRPS disrupts , not just the patient’s life, but the life of the whole family. It is our hope this book will help educate and promote more awareness about CRPS.

 

New eBook (as of 7-20-2020)

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

By: Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed (Author) and Eric Phillips (Author)

Blue CRPS Picture eBook Cover 7-20-20

CRPS is a painful disease that affects the patient physically, mentally, and emotionally. To obtain a complete understanding of this disease, one must view the pictures of what can potentially happen to some patients.

This eBook helps illustrate how patients suffer from the pain of CRPS. Until a doctor, relative, or friend sees the damage that CRPS causes, one cannot comprehend the pain patients deal with daily. These pictures you will view ranging from the early stages of the disease to the end-stage of the disease.

The purpose of this CRPS Picture eBook Guide-Volume II is to supplement the second book: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): Patients’ Perspective of Living in Chronic Pain- Volume II.

Since we did not include pictures in the first or second book, we thought this idea was the best solution to share all the pictures from each story of the book.

We feel that showing these pictures will help complete the patient’s story and it gives a clear picture of what damage CRPS can cause. With the use of this CRPS Picture eBook Guide you can associate these pictures with each story from the first book.

Each chapter in this eBook will have a short abstract of what happened to the patient, along with their pictures.

Remember, "A picture is worth a thousand words."

*Please note: Some of these pictures published in this eBook can be of a disturbing nature to some people.

This eBook is free if you have Kindle Unlimited. 

Please click on the following link to view information about this eBook: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08D85C2SM

 

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 (Author) and Eric Phillips (Author)

CRPS Picture eBook Orange Cover-7-13-2020

Buy new: $19.99

In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CPBHZP5

ISBN-13: 979-8665360508

ASIN: B08CPBHZP5

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) affects millions of people worldwide. The disease causes patients to suffer from constant chronic pain after minor trauma or surgery. The purpose of volume II of this book is to continue to share the stories of how CRPS impacts the lives of patients. We hope that these stories will enlighten how CRPS disrupts the patient's life on many levels, from having family issues, social issues, financial distress, and how the medical community treats these patients. It is our hope this book will help continue to educate the public, the medical community, and promote more awareness about CRPS.

 

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

 

 

Don't Diet Front Book Cover 4-20-20

 

New 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 (Author) and Eric Phillips (Author)

 

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This e-book is free if you have Kindle Unlimited. Please click on the following link to view information about this e-book:

 https://www.amazon.com/COMPLEX-REGIONAL-PAIN-SYNDROME-CRPS-ebook/dp/B08655F5V5/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

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 (Author) and Eric Phillips (Author)

 

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Please click on the following link to view information about this book:                                                                                                                  https://www.amazon.com/dp/165737114X/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=abd-elsayed&qid=1579363795&sr=8-4

 

RSD-CRPS Articles

New Article (as of 10-25-2019)

Stray Voltage (SV) Injuries in Dairy Farmers: A Review of Five Cases                                                                                 Hooshang Hooshmand M.D., (Retired) and Eric M. Phillips                                                                                                                                       www.rsdrx.com and www.rsdinfo.com

 

New Article (as of 3-25-2019)

The International RSD Foundation’s RSD-CRPS Reference Guide

Eric M. Phillips and Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D. (Retired)

www.rsdinfo.com and www.rsdrx.com

 

New Article (as of 10-20-2017)

Hereditary Aspects of  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D. (Retired) and Eric M. Phillips

www.rsdinfo.com and www.rsdrx.com

 

New Article (as of 7-28-2017)

Insurance Issues in the Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Eric M. Phillips

International RSD Foundation

www.rsdinfo.com

 

New Article (as of 7-7-2017)

Epidural Nerve Blocks in the Treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D. (Retired) and Eric M. Phillips

www.rsdrx.com and www.rsdinfo.com

 

New Article (as of 6-8-2017)

Medication in the Management of  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D. (Retired) and Eric M. Phillips

www.rsdinfo.com and www.rsdrx.com

 

New Article (as of 1-29-2017)

Methadone Related Deaths (MRD) Among Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Patients

Eric M. Phillips and H. Hooshmand, M.D. (Retired)

www.rsdinfo.com and www.rsdrx.com

 

New Article (as of 2-16-2016)

Various Complications of CRPS

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

Scintigraphic Triphasic Bone Scan as a Diagnostic Tool in  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

Clinical Contributions to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome(CRPS I)

Dr. H.A. Badala, Ex Prof. Adjunto of Medicine: Cardiology

University of Medicine

(Montevideo, R. O. Del Uruguay)

 

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome(CRPS)-Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Diagnosis and Management Protocol

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center 

Vero Beach, Florida

 

Updated (as of 5-12-2020)

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS)

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and Sympathectomy

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center 

Vero Beach, Florida

 

Cryotherapy Can Cause Permanent Nerve Damage: A Case Report Hooshang Hooshmand, MD, Masood Hashmi, MD, and Eric M. Phillips

 

 

Dr. Hooshmand's RSD Puzzles © #1-146

For those of you who are not familiar with Dr. Hooshmand's RSD Puzzles, they are very informative articles that have been written to help educate patients and the medical community regarding the many different aspects of RSD/CRPS. At the present time there are 146 RSD Puzzles.

To view all of Dr. Hooshmand's RSD Puzzles ©, please click on the following link: www.rsdrx.com  

 

The Infusion Pump: Clinical Observation

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

The Management of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

Microcirculation Pathophysiology in Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

Srini Govindan, M.D.

American Academy of Thermology

http://aathermology.org/

 

Movement Disorder in Peripheral Nerve Injuries

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

Positive Reminders and Advice (New as of 5-25-2016)

The following document is a compilation of positive reminders and advice from fellow international Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) fighters.

Use this daily, or as needed, for positive thoughts, strength and to help you get through difficult days.

 

Psychological Aspects of  Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)-Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and Social Security Disability Benefits

Attorney Richard J. Lawton

 

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Diagnosis and Treatment

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

RSD References

In this section of our website you will find a very helpful list of 125 references to medical articles regarding RSD/CRPS that have been published around the world.

 

RSD and Pregnancy References

In this section of our website you will find a very helpful list of 22 references to medical articles regarding RSD and Pregnancy.

In this list of references, you will also see the term Sudeck's Syndrome and Algodystrophy. These are the terms that they use in Europe for RSD.

 

The Four Principles of Addiction

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

So, Your Student has CRPS... Now What? (New as of 6-21- 2016)     

Created By: Erin Kergan for the International RSD Foundation

 

Social Security Ruling

The following information will be helpful to RSD/CRPS patients when filing for their Social Security Disability.

Titles II and XVI: Evaluating Cases Involving Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

The link below is the file document [Social Security Ruling, SSR 03–2p], that was published in the Federal Register on October 20, 2003 (68 FR 59971) and became effective as of that date.  

This ruling explains Social Security policies for developing and evaluating Title II and Title XVI claims for disability on the basis of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSDS), also frequently known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Type I (CRPS).  

These terms are synonymous and are used to describe a unique clinical syndrome that may develop following trauma. This syndrome is characterized by complaints of intense pain and typically includes signs of autonomic dysfunction.

Please click on this link to view the Social Security Ruling 03-2p document:                                                                                                          http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2003-10-20/pdf/03-26332.pdf

 

Spread of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center 

Vero Beach, Florida

 

Spine and the Autonomic Nervous System

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

A comprehensive list of the stages of CRPS that was published in the article:

CRPS-RSD: Diagnosis and Therapy - A Review of 824 Patients

H. Hooshmand, M.D. and M. Hashmi, M.D.

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

(Pain Digest- 1999; 9:1-24)

 

Sympathetic Modulation

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

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

 

The Role of Infrared Thermal Imaging (Thermography) in Electrical Injuries (EI)

Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D., Masood Hashmi, M.D., and Eric M. Phillips

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center 

1255 37th Street, Suite B 

Vero Beach, Florida, USA.

 

The Role of Infrared Thermal Imaging (ITI) in Management of Neuropathic Pain

Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D., Masood Hashmi, M.D., and Eric M. Phillips

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center  

1255 37th Street, Suite B 

Vero Beach, Florida, USA.

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging as A Tool in Pain Management – An 11 Year Study, Part I of II   

Hooshang Hooshmand, Masood Hashmi, Eric M. Phillips

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida, USA.

 

Infrared Thermal Imaging as a Tool in Pain Management – An 11 Year Study, Part II: Clinical Applications

Hooshang Hooshmand, Masood Hashmi, Eric M. Phillips

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida, USA

 

Case Report

Venipuncture CRPS II

Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D., Masood Hashmi, M.D. and Eric M. Phillips

 

RSD-CRPS Abstracts

The Role of Infrared Thermal Imaging (ITI) in the Diagnosis and Management of Headaches                                               With Special Reference to Trigeminovascular System:                                                                                                                                            A Meta-Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D.* and Eric M. Phillips †

 

The Role of Neuro-Inflammation in Thermal Regulation (Abstract)

Hooshang Hooshmand, M.D.* and Eric M. Phillips †

 

Nerve Blocks for Neuropathic Pain (Abstract)

Hooshang Hooshmand, Masood Hashmi, Eric M. Phillips

(SPON. H. Hooshmand)

Neurological Associates Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida 32960 USA

Abstract Number: 638-P272

 

New Abstract (as of 9-21-2019)

Diagnostic Tests used for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (Abstract)

H. Hooshmand, M.D.(Retired), and Eric M. Phillips

 

RSD Articles

RSD Article #1

Mutilating Procedures (Mutilation of an RSD Patient)

E-mail Letter from an RSD Patient, Dated May 26, 1993 / With Cover Letter Titled: Mutilating Procedures (Mutilation of an RSD Patient) By: Eric M. Phillips

 

RSD Article #2

The Association of Peripheral Nerve Compression and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

J. J. MONSIVAIS, J. BAKER and D. MONSIVAIS

From the Hand and Microsurgery Center of El Paso, and the Orthopaedic and Hand Center, El Paso, Texas, USA

 

RSD Article #3

The Classic

Gunshot Wounds and Other Injuries of Nerves

S. WElR MlTCHELL, M.D., GEORGE R. MOREHOUSE, M.D., AND WILLIAM W. KEEN, M.D.

 

RSD Article #4

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Associated with Low Lumbar Disc Herniation

PHILIP M. BERNINI, MD,* and FREDERICK A. SIMEONE, MD

 

RSD Article #5

Brief Report

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Since Livingston

Bernard E. Edwards, M.D

 

RSD Article #6

RSDS: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

By: Ellen G. Wattay, Ph.D., PT

 

RSD Article #7

CASE REPORT

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Complicated by Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

BY M.-A. FITZCHARLES AND J.M. ESDAILE

Rheumatic Disease Unit, McGill University, Unit, Montreal, Quebec. Canada

 

RSD Article #8

Case Report

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome  Complicating the Management of TMJ Symptoms. A Case Report  

M. Jeffrey Morton, D.M.D., Mark L. Pitel, D.M.D.

 

RSD Article #9

Clinical Report

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Associated with Multiple Lumbar Laminectomies 

Dennis W. Dobritt and Craig T. Hartrick

Providence Hospital, Southfield Michigan, U.S.A.

 

RSD Article #10

chapter 3

Signs and Symptoms of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy: prospective study of 829 patients.

Peter H.J.M.Veldman, M.D., Han M.Reynen, M.D., Ph.D., Ivo E.Arntz, M.D.,R. Jan A.Goris, M.D.,Ph.D.

Department of Surgery, University Hospital Nimegen, The Netherlands

Lancet 1993; 342:1012-6

 

RSD Article #11

chapter 4

Are There Three Stages in Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy?

Peter H.J.M. Veldman M.D., R. Jan A. Goris M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Surgery, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

 RSD Article #12

chapter 7

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Caused by Nerve Injury? Electromyography in 75 patients    

Peter H.J.M. Veldman, M.D. *, Dick M. Vingerhoets, M.D. **, R. Jan A. Goris M.D., Ph.D. *

Department of Surgery, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands
* * Department of Clinical Neurophysiology University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

RSD Article #13

chapter 9

Multiple Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Which patients are at risk for developing a recurrence of reflex sympathetic dystrophy in the same or another limb?

Peter H.J.M. Veldman M.D., R. Jan A. Goris M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Surgery, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands

 

RSD Article #14

chapter 12

Surgery on Extremities with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy  

Peter H.J.M. Veldman M.D., R. Jan A. Goris M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Surgery, University Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands