RSDSA Community Update Archive
In Pain and Agonizing Over 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
Emergency Department Protocol for Patients with CRPS
This sheet is contains patient tips and hospital procedures for emergency room protocol for the CRPS patient. Included are hospital procedures, how to take blood pressure and pulse rate, transport and patient identification. Don't leave home without it!
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 card describes CRPS from the point of view of a person with the syndrome and some suggestions on how others might help. Cards are free. We only ask for a small good-will donation to defray costs and to support our mission.
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.
Could this be CRPS/RSD
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).
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
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.
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.
Regional Pain Syndrome: A Guide for Therapy
on treating CRPS from an occupational therapist.
Should You Fear to Tread...Water?
Does CRPS Spread?
March 26, 2014