CRPS diagnosis after trip and fall at work

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Hi there.

I was recently diagnosed with CRPS after an injury at work 2 1/2 years ago.

It's a worker's compensation case and I'm very frustrated with the lack of care. Any suggestions?

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    Hi there

    I'm sorry to hear of your struggles, that must be very frustrating.

    Where abouts are you? And how available is a pain clinic?

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      I'm seeing a pain specialist assigned from the work comp insurance company. He has ordered a nerve block procedure. Not sure if they will approve it. I just want to settle and go to my own doctors.

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    Sorry to hear about your lack of support. I will tell you what the doctor that diagnosed me said. Your pain is real its not in your head. So with that being said stay on your care givers and seek help from neurologist. Don't give up i am fairly new to this forum but they care and understand what your going through so i am truly thankful for that. Be blessed and don't give up we really feel your pain.

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      Thank you. The doctors have been fine, it's the workers comp insurance company that's making it difficult. They deny recommended therapy and prescriptions.

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    Hi there-

    I am going through the same situation. Simple slip & fall at work, inversion sprain to my foot and ankle and 2.5 years later I have been diagnosed with CRPS, with no doctors bothering to treat me anymore. Unfortunately, I have now injured my other foot due to limping and favoring the originally injured one. 3 out of 4 of my most recent doctors say that I have atypical CRPS, but initial treatments weren't successful so they have all told me that there is nothing else they can do for me. I have requested a settlement offer so I can get outside help because I feel that there is no one in the workers comp system that knows how to help me and no one is willing to think outside of the box. I really feel that the workers comp system is majorly flawed!! Sorry for my whining, but I really do understand your frustration.

    If you haven't already, ask for a 2nd opinion and a 3rd, especially if there are any reputable doctors in your area that treat this diagnosis. Have you seen a QME/IME (Qualified/Independent Medical Examiner)? The one I saw was the first one to throw the CRPS diagnosis out there (not just hint around it) and he made some treatment recommendation, it's just that no one seems to follow them. 

    Anyways, best of luck. 

     

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    hello: sorry to hear that it took so long to get diagnosed with CRPS, but with WSI I am not surprised. Please do yourself a favor and look up CRPS/PARTNERS IN PAIN everyone in the group has the disease and some for 30 years. When WSI advises you to do a procedure, reach out to this group and find those that have had that procedure and their results. I think you will find that most invasive procedures did not have good results. Especially if you have had it for 21/2 years. If  my info is wrong I hope someone will please let me know. But my wife has reached out to them on several occasions. I do know that some had the blocks and within 36 hrs. their  CRPS had spread full body and they are now confined to bed for life.

     

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    THE FACT THAT WSI IS ALL FOR THE EMPLOYER AND AGAINST THE INJURED WORKER even has Lawyers writing articles about them and how unfair they are WSI and the legislators have made it almost impossible for lawyers to defend injured workers. They {WSI} have gotten to be downright antagonistic in their dealings with injured workers.
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    Check out CALMARE SCRAMBLER THERAPY there have been some good results putting CRPS into remission with this treatment. But  WSI or your ins. will not pay for it because it is considered experimental yet.

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