Neurological Associates

Pain Management Center

Vero Beach, Florida

H. Hooshmand, M. D.

DIPLOMATE AMERICAN BOARD OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY

BOARD CERTIFIED IN ELECTROENCEPHOLOGRAPHY

BOARD CERTIFIED IN ELECTROMYOGRAPHY  

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INTRACTABLE NEUROLOGY

EPILEPSY, PAIN, MS

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RSD PUZZLE #39
"YOUR RSD IS IN REMISSION. IF YOU HAVE SHAKING AND MUSCLE SPASMS, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RSD. YOUR SOFT TISSUE SWELLING IS DUE TO MYOFASCIAL PAIN. YOU DON'T NEED ANY MORE TREATMENT FOR RSD."

The misconception of RSD being considered as nothing but a burning pain and the lack of understanding that RSD manifests itself in other symptoms such as movement disorder, tremor, spasm, inflammation, skin rash, insomnia, depression, and agitation has resulted in the idea of "RSD in remission".

It is true that even after RSD is totally under control, one can detect abnormalities on tests such as thermography or bone scan which persist long after the successful treatment. This does not mean that the RSD is in remission. Most of the successfully treated RSD patients don't go into remission, but get over the disease and go back to their normal life. Not every one of them have future flare-ups. So, they are not in a true "remission" but they have been successfully treated.

On the other hand, calling a patient in remission just because the pain has been successfully controlled while the patient has movement disorder, insomnia, agitation, depression, and swelling or skin rash, is abuse of the term "remission". It sounds more like "a touch of pregnancy".

The treatment should be aimed at counteracting other manifestations of RSD such as movement disorder (with the help of muscle relaxants especially Baclofen), insomnia, agitation, and depression (with the help of newer antidepressants), and inflammation and swelling (as outlined in RSD Puzzle #33).

H. Hooshmand, M.D.

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