Living with CRPS is extremely debilitating and painful. In this blog, we outline our favourite online articles which offer support and empowerment to give sufferers the boost they need.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), is a condition which affects people in different ways. There are a variety of symptoms associated with CRPS, including severe pain which is usually confined to one limb. For sufferers of the condition, everyday life is a struggle; as well as causing pain, CRPS also impacts a person’s mobility, causing joint stiffness, swelling, and spasms in the affected limb. Due to its debilitating nature, CRPS has the ability to negatively affect a patient’s overall outlook on life and living with the condition can soon become unbearable, something we know to be true as a law firm handling CRPS compensation claims regularly. To help, we have put together a list of our favourite online articles each of which provide helpful advice and support for every CRPS warrior.
Barby Ingle is the president of International Pain Foundation, a knowledgeable chronic pain educator, motivational speaker, and bestselling author. After developing CRPS in 2002, Barby began mentoring fellow patients in 2006 and in this article, she reveals all about her journey, shares insight into her symptoms and daily struggles, and explains how she helps others by getting involved with events and listening to fellow patients stories.
This article, published by Burning Nights, an established non-profit organisation to help those affected by the chronic pain condition, explains in detail what the personal injury process entails for patients who believe they are entitled to CRPS compensation. If you are unsure as to whether or not you are able to make a claim, don’t know who you should talk to or want to know how much it will cost to make a claim, this blog will be your best friend.
CRPS can be unpredictable; as a sufferer, you will have good days and bad days. Sometimes, patients will experience something that’s called a ‘flare-up’, whereby symptoms worsen for a significant amount of time. Flare-ups are frustrating, debilitating, and can knock you off your feet. Fortunately, there are ways to calm a flare-up and stop the extreme pain it causes, each of which are highlighted in this helpful article.
Summer is notorious for being the holiday season and, if you’re planning on going away, you will, of course, have to take your pain medication with you. Some medicines and drugs, such as morphine, oxycodone and oxycontin, are controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations in order to prevent them from being misused, so you could encounter some problems while traveling. However, these problems can be avoided if approached in the right way. This article helps you understand how you can travel with your CRPS medication, outlining the specific requirements of the country you’re visiting.
If your symptoms are worsening day by day and it hasn’t occurred to you that your diet could be to blame, it could be time to alter the types of foods you eat. This article details which foods are known to be harmful for CRPS and which foods have anti-inflammatory qualities, such as blueberries, salmon, red peppers, and turmeric.
Some days are much harder than others and sometimes all you need is a motivational pep talk. This blog post, published on The Unbroken Smile, a website which aims to bring together a community of chronic pain sufferers to share support and understanding, provides a list of highly inspirational quotes to provide chronic pain sufferers with the motivation they need to overcome their pain and discomfort. So, if you’re feeling particularly down or are having a bad day, give this a try.
This blog outlines just a few of our favourite articles which we think provide helpful advice and support to CRPS sufferers. On our own blog, we regularly share similar CRPS-related posts, so if you’re on the lookout for information, help or want to find out more about our services, keep your eyes peeled.
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