Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/RSD – A chronically painful neurological syndrome, that effects the central nervous system, bones and joints, and skin and muscles. Each post under the category of, “Living with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/RSD”, will be listed on this page for easy access to the articles. Simply click on the article that you are interested in reading to navigate to that article. Please feel free to ask questions, or to leave a comment on the page of the article that you read. If you would feel more comfortable chatting via e-mail, just let me know. If you are a victim of this syndrome, please feel free to share your story, or to add any information you feel would be helpful to those whose lives have been touched by this syndrome. These articles are written to support those who are suffering from RSD, as well as family members and friends of those who are living with this syndrome, and anyone who is interested in learning about RSD. Also, there are links about RSD/CRPS, listed under Blogroll, which is located near the bottom of the sidebar. Take care. I look forward to hearing from you. God bless.

Disclaimer: The information shared on this blog, is intended to bring about awareness of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome/RSD, and not to replace medical advice from a licensed physician. It is strongly suggested, that  patients consult with their personal healthcare providers, to chart courses of action for treatment. The information that is provided on this blog, is meant to serve as a resource for those who are interested in the subject matter. (Note: The information shared here, has been compiled through personal experiences, and personal research endeavors.)

1. Living with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

2. Criteria for RSD/CRPS

3. RSD Types I and II

4. Does RSD Spread?

5. How RSD Is Diagnosed     

6. Living with Chronically Painful Disorders  

7. Chronic Pain

8. Chronic Pain and the ER Visit

9. RSD Awareness Month

10. 7 Things Not to Say to Someone in Pain

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16 comments on “Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome

    • Thank you so much, Francine. I have been in a terrible flare up since just before Christmas day. It truly has been a rough time for me. I’m still dealing with residual effects from the flare up, but I am feeling some better, thank God! I do thank you for your prayers. They are very much appreciated.

      God bless you! Hugs to you! 🙂


  1. Hi Paulette. Sorry it has taken so long for me to get here to visit. I had RSD after multiple surgeries to my left wrist years ago. I ended up having to have a couple dozen pain blocks into my underarm to numb the arm and bring the nerves back into normal condition. Praise God, it helped remove the symptoms. Now all I have is the normal residual affects from the surgeries. Will be praying for you.

    • Hi Drusilla,

      I’m so glad you stopped by! I’m glad you no longer suffer from RSD! That is truly a blessing! Unfortunately early into my diagnoses, I was never properly treated. The pain management Dr. who was treating me at the time, stopped the nerve blocks after the fourth treatment. He tried time and time again, to persuade me to have a spinal cord stimulator implanted, but I refused. I was very close to begging them to at least complete the six nerve blocks, that they told me would possibly be done, but they refused. If I knew then what I know now, I would have found a different doctor immediately. I am grateful the medication I am on helps to control the pain. However, I suffer from other symptoms, that have “turned my life upside down, and inside out!” I stand on the word of God which tells me, that all things work together for my good. I may not see it, but God’s word stands true! May God bless you richly! Thank you much for your prayers, and thanks for sharing! 🙂


    • Hello Florence,

      I enjoyed my visits to your blog. The poems were beautiful, and right on time. They were very encouraging. Thank you very much for sharing. I welcome and look forward to the fellowship. God bless you, and thanks again! 🙂

    • Hello Florence,

      Each time I attempt to visit your website titled, “On the Road to Healing,” my browser becomes unresponsive, a plug-in crashes, and I have to close out of the browser and sign in again. Has anyone else had a problem similar to mine, and do you have any suggestions as to how this might be rectified?

      God bless!

      • Really?! That’s terrible! I’ve just tried it now but it seems OK, I was having issues with it last week but it seems to be OK now, did you get my email about the server problems? Have you tried using different web browsers or maybe accessing from different computers or your phone? Try again using the above and if there are still problems please contact me with the time, date and exactly what is happening and I will get in touch with my hosting company asap.

        Sorry 😦

        • My default browser is Google Chrome. That is where I was having the problem. However, I went to your site from the Firefox browser, and so far I’m moving freely around the site without a problem. Thanks for a timely response! 🙂 Have a blessed day!

    • Hi Florence,

      I wanted to check in, to see how you were doing. I hope you’re feeling well. I just attempted to leave a comment on your blog. It may have gone into your spam. Anyway, have a blessed weekend!:- 🙂

    • Thank you very much. By all means, please share my site information with anyone living with RSD. Thanks for stopping by, and commenting!


  2. I too have RSD (& fibromyalgia, peripheral neuropathy, interstitial cystitis & more). I share many of the same experiences that Susan Stewart shared in her video due to my “invisible disabilities.” I’m also guilty of over-doing in an attempt to compensate but actual just end of increasing my pain. Your blog was such an encouragement to me! Praise The Lord! Thank you for the gift of peace. God bless you, keep up the good work.

  3. Hello Keely,

    Welcome. Thank you so much for sharing! My heart truly goes out to you. I will be praying for you. I’m so glad you were encouraged by some of what the Lord placed upon my heart to share. 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words. They are very much appreciated. May the Lord bless you, comfort you, keep you, and strengthen you! Jesus is the Great Physician! Cast your cares upon Him!

  4. Dear God,
    I come as your servant and in faith for the healing of Sister Paulette God please stretch your healing hands upon her and cure her in Jesus name, amen. . .

  5. Hello Carolyn,

    Thank you so much for stopping by on yesterday, and saying a prayer for me. I was truly touched, that you would intercede on my behalf. The prayer of the righteous availeth much. May the Lord bless you, abundantly! Thank you, again. Have a wonderful day!


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