Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS is a rare disorder of the sympathetic nervous system that is characterized by chronic, severe pain. CRPS was formerly referred to as RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The sympathetic nervous system is that part of the autonomic nervous system that regulates involuntary functions of the body such as increasing heart rate, constricting blood vessels, and increasing blood pressure. CRPS can cause increased sensitivity and pain to touch. In some clients, the changes have caused a flexion contracture or claw-like contracture. Severe symptoms from CRPS can result in extreme limitation of all activities of daily living, including personal hygiene, household tasks, inability to write, grip, grasp and any type of repetitive use.
For clients who perform jobs that require frequent repetitive tasks, such as typing, CRPS can be severely disabling. If you suffer from CRPS, you may qualify for disability benefits if you are unable to perform your job duties.
Kantor & Kantor supports research, awareness, and treatment for CRPS patients and proudly supports the USC Quench the Fire 5k/10k run with proceeds benefiting the USC Pain Center. Look for us at the event as an exhibitor.
If you have questions about Long Term Disability benefits and CRPS, or other Neuropathic Chronic Pain Diseases, please contact Kantor & Kantor at (800) 446-7529 or www.kantorlaw.net.