Re: Crps/Rsd Out of State Injury
I always question when someone is complaining about a alleged syndrome arising from a work related injury more than the original injury.
You never did say what the original injury was and are you still being treated for it.
Anyone can google the symptoms of CRPS, go to their favorite doctor, display the symptoms and walk out with a diagnosis of CRPS in a half hour - happens every day.
There is no specific test to confirm or deny CRPS, in other words, there is no objective evidence to support the "syndrome"
IME's doctors who minimize injury and blatantly omit pertinent subjective
and objective findings
Of course they won't dignify "subjective" evidence, if they did that, every disgruntled worker in America would be on disability.
How is CRPS diagnosed?
Currently there is no specific test that can confirm CRPS. Its diagnosis is based on a person’s medical history, and signs and symptoms that match the definition. Since other conditions can cause similar symptoms, careful examination is important. As most people improve gradually over time, the diagnosis may be more difficult later in the course of the disorder.
I find no evidence that CRPS syndrome is "progressive" in fact most people recover in time. CRPS is based on patient complaints, not objective evidence - that's why they say "it's believed to be caused by"
injured workers with a serious progressive condition as CRPS
What is complex regional pain syndrome?
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic (lasting greater than six months) pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems.
Come on now, that's just a tad overdone ya think?
Interfering with my medical care and hindering my prognosis of an ugly lifelong diagnosis
There's no evidence to support the claim this is a "life long" syndrome, in fact most people improve "gradually over time"
Since other conditions can cause similar symptoms, careful examination is important. As most people improve gradually over time,
https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/... CRPS treated?
I'm not big on any condition or syndrome based soley on patient complaints and not supported by objective evidence.
These types of syndromes leave the door open to fraud and abuse, any disgruntled worker can claim to have such without objective evidence to support their claim.
Also, because other conditions can cause similar symptoms, it would be next to impossible to prove that CRPS is caused by anything, including a work related injury.
We've had people with minor injuries like a sprained ankle claiming to have developed CRPS and wanting a total disability rating and thinking they can retire.
That's just ridiculous in my book - this is why legitimate claims are put through hell.
If they allowed that, every scam artist or disgruntled worker could simply claim this syndrome and bankrupt the system.
Believe it or not, there are people who will use anything to game the system, CRPS seems to be one of their favorite tools, along with fibromyalgia.
This is why most carriers will deny any condition or syndrome not supported with objective medical evidence. - especially when people claim the condition or syndrome is worse than the original injury.
Last edited by tony; 09-10-2017 at 03:34 PM.
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