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A new Frequently Asked Question has been, "I have the Coronavirus, can I get workers' compensation benefits?" The answer is that, yes, you may be entitled to workers compensation benefits depending on the facts. This can be whether you have contracted COVID-19 through work, or whether you have lost a modified duty job through an employer closing or layoff. Email or call us to discuss the specifics of your case in regard to the Coronavirus or any other work injury.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) May See New Treatment

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a debilitating condition we see in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation all too often. This condition, whose sufferers experience tremendous, unrelenting, burning pain, has been known to develop from traumatic injury. Even when a work-related traumatic injury is not too severe, CRPS and RSD can develop. Medical experts remain at a loss to explain why this condition strikes some, but not others.

There is no cure for CRPS or RSD. The best doctors can offer is trying to relieve the terrible pain. As we have discussed in previous blog entries, research is continuing on possible treatment options.

Now, it appears there is a study looking into whether Functional MRI (fMRI) may be of benefit to those inflicted with CRPS or RSD. This treatment may also be of benefit to patients suffering from fibromyalgia, neuralgia, neuropathy and migraine headaches.