Causes of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Personal Injury Lawyer in Austin, Texas
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) is a very serious condition that can cause severe pain, swelling and other symptoms in an arm or hand. Because the nerves are at the root of the problem, RSD symptoms are often hard to control. It can even be more difficult to pinpoint the actual cause of the condition.
We at the law firm of Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. provide information and assistance to individuals with RSD throughout the Austin area. We are highly knowledgeable of the condition and can put you in touch with a range of medical professionals that have experience dealing with RSD patients.
Accidents and Incidents that May Lead To RSD
The causes of RSD are many and varied. Our firm handles a range of personal injury matters that cause suffering from symptoms of RSD. Some of the RSD injury cases that we handle are:
- Trucking accidents
- Alcohol-related accidents
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall
- Animal bites
In many cases, the actual cause of RSD is unknown. An injury or surgery can cause signs and symptoms of RSD. Besides an injury, other causes of RSD include pressure on a nerve, an infection, neck disorders, stroke, heart attack or infection. Since these conditions all can cause pain, the sympathetic reflex is triggered, resulting in RSD. Nerve injuries may alter the way in which nerve impulses are sent, causing a short circuit that affects a specific area of the body.
Learn more about the causes of reflex sympathetic dystrophy from a knowledgeable attorney at our firm. Contact us today and schedule your free initial consultation.