Perhaps the most debilitating of conditions we see in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation cases are ones of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) [Formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)]. The hallmark of this condition is severe and constant pain. Since there is no cure for CRPS/RSD, all doctors can do is try to relieve and manage the chronic pain.
An article in Medical News Today says that researchers at the Pain Research Institute have found that a low dose of intravenous immunoglobin (IVIG) can provide dramatic pain relief for around five weeks in almost half of the patients surveyed. While the research is still in progress, this certainly represents hope for the many folks inflicted with this horrible condition. Also, by understanding how this drug works on the human body, additional treatments could be developed.