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RSDSA Review Archive

Resource Directory

In Pain, Out of Work, and Can't Pay the Bills
This directory offers advice to those who suffer financial hardship as a result of their pain.

Resources for Veterans with CRPS

Brochures and Cards

Helping Children/Youth With CRPS Succeed in School
This brochure is designed to help schools accommodate the special needs of children with CRPS is now available online.

Hospital Protocol for the CRPS Patient: Handle With Care!
The document goes lists over two dozen specific suggestions for a care plan in areas including: setting up the patient room, performing medical procedures, taking blood pressure and pulse rate, transporting, feeding, and identifying CRPS patients.

"I Have CRPS" HandiCard
This tri-fold card describes CRPS from the point of view of a person with the syndrome and some suggestions on how others might help. One card is free to members (additional cards are .75 each), non-members pay $1 each. Please contact the home office.

Pediatric CRPS Tri-Fold Brochure
This brochure offers information and resources for the family and friends of youth with CRPS and those who want to help.

Recognizing, Understanding, and Treating CRPS
This brochure details the signs and symptoms of CRPS and presents some treatment options.

Take Flight With Hope: Stories of Hope and Transformation
This brochure offers an array of patient stories, and as Executive Director Jim Broatch, MSW, writes "People make changes, they move forward, they live lives they never imagined they could or would. CRPS brings huge losses, but, as you will read, there are significant gains as well."
Single copies are available free for our members. Additional copies are available for $2 (members) and $3 (non-members).

"Telltale Signs of CRPS" HandiCard
To assist healthcare providers, patients, and families to better diagnose CRPS, RSDSA has, with its Scientific Advisory Board, developed and produced a wallet-sized, 2-sided laminated card with the 11 Telltale Signs of CRPS on one side and a pain scale on the other.
Up to 5 cards free to members. Additional cards are $0.10 for members, $0.15 for nonmembers. Bulk (100): $7 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Guide for Therapy
Brochure on treating CRPS from an occupational therapist.


Medifocus Guide to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
A resource guide for the person with CRPS. Each guide has current and relevant CRPS research organized into categories for easy reading. Free updates are provided for 1 year.

Living with RSDS, written by RSDSA board members Linda Lang and Peter Moskovitz, MD, has been published by New Harbinger Publications, Inc. The 238-page book is the only publication of its kind dedicated to the challenges patients with CRPS face. It includes patient stories and medical information. The book is available from RSDSA for $17. Note: all of the authors' proceeds will be donated to RSDSA. Click here for order information.

Physical and Occupational Therapy Publications and Articles
For more PT/OT Resources, click here.

Treating Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A Guide for Therapy
A brochure on treating CRPS from an occupational therapist.


Aquatic Therapy: Should You Fear to Tread...Water?

Does CRPS Spread?

Updated October 22, 2010

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