A few weeks back I was contacted by Autumn, who told me she was referred to me by a friend of mine. Autumn told me she had RSD. To be perfectly honest I never heard of RSD.
After a few hours of research, I developed empathy for Autumn and for those who have RSD. I felt the need to document a small portion of what Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is and how it can affect a person who has it.
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a chronic, painful, and progressive neurological condition that affects skin, muscles, joints, and bones.
Basically It’s the mind and body overreacting to a injury. The pain rods in the body mysteriously go haywire and causes a chain reaction that causes even more pain.
Kind of like a car engine revving out of control.
For more information on this disorder, please visit www.rsds.org
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