Wednesday, October 23, 2013

CRPS Awareness

Yesterday, October 22, 2013 the TV show The Doctors did a segment on RSD.  Overall it was a good piece for what it was, but it could have been so much more.  The person highlighted in the piece has had CRPS for 10 years but for the most part was untreated.  This we all know is not unusual.  They explained how CRPS can spread which was good.  They implied by changing her diet to a non-inflammatory diet would get rid of her symptoms.  HBOT was offered for wounds that were not healing due to the extreme edema.  A prominent LA physician who treats CRPS was briefly shown.  He spoke about the importance of a multi-disaplined approach, which was good but he did not lay out all of the treatment options such as ketamine or lidocain infusions. I know that he treats with Ketamine so I wonder why it was not even mentioned.

Purely as an awareness piece introducing the general public about CRPS it was ok.  I would love to see them do a follow up piece with someone who as a patient, is more knowledgable about the treatment options.

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