If you live near La Jolla, California and have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)—or are a care partner for a person who does—here’s your chance to make a difference!
There’s going to be a health conference to help healthcare professionals understand the importance of treating the person, and not just the disease. Created by the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome of America (RSDSA), the half-day session has information that both sides of the exam table might find helpful.
The best part? They’re giving people who have CRPS in their lives ½ off the registration fee!
As the very name suggests, CRPS is complex and people often see doctor after doctor before receiving the correct diagnosis.
In layman’s terms, CRPS symptoms include:
- Pain (most often described as burning): nerves become hypersensitive; pain can start in a single limb and spread to other parts of the body
- Skin changes: color changes (bluish purple, fiery red, mottled); temperature changes; swelling that causes tight, shiny skin
- Increased perspiration
- Changes in hair and/or nail growth
- Decreased range of motion and/or weakness, shaking (tremor), or distorting muscle cramping
Needless to say, CRPS can make a person feel cray-cray.
And it’s only made worse when the healthcare professionals who are supposed to help you act as if what you’re feeling is all in your head.
Even when CRPS causes pain in only one limb, it affects a person’s entire life. So taking an holistic approach makes all kinds of sense, imho.
That’s why educational events like this one are so important.
When: Sunday, November 6, 2016
Where: Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa (9700 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037)
How: Register at the RSDSA site (click here for the registration link)