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RSD Books

Below is a list of very helpful and informative books regarding RSD.

Chronic Pain: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Prevention and Management

H. Hooshmand, M.D.

Dr. Hooshmand's Book copy

Chronic Pain: Reflex sympathetic Dystrophy Prevention and Management is the first book devoted to the subject of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). The book presents a new classification for the different stages of RSD and features the most comprehensive coverage of the literature on RSD and its related aspects. Qualitative and quantitative differences between natural endorphins and synthetic narcotics are described for the first time, as are long-term follow-ups on sympathectomy patients. Other topics considered include thermographic methods for the diagnosis of RSD, the role of ACTH in the management of chronic pain, and comparisons between the effects of ACTH and those of corticosteroids. The mechanism of development of RSD is clarified through an extensive collection of drawings and anatomical pictures. The book also explains why sympathectomy fails, but nerve block and physiotherapy is successful in the treatment of RSD.

Chronic Pain: Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Prevention and Management is an important reference for neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, thermographers, anesthesiologists, orthopedic surgeons, interns, and students interested in the topic.


"A Manual for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy - CRPS I".

Ellen Wattay, P.T., Ph.D

Dr. Wattay Book copy

This manual is very informative for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Pain Clinics and for RSD patients.

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Medifocus Guide to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Medifocus-RSD Book copy

This guide is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED resource for the person with RSD. Each guide has current and relevant RSD research organized into categories for easy reading.

Free updates are provided for 1 year.

The Medifocus Guide also provides an international RSD physician finder. A must have!


Sharing the Pain the RSD Interviews

By: Mary Jane Gonzales

Sharing the Pain Book copy

Sharing the Pain...The RSD Interviews is a very helpful and informative book to help RSDS/CRPS patients and their families.


In the Blink of an Eye

By: Mary Jane Gonzales

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In the Blink of an Eye, gives the reader a great insight into how RSD changes a person’s life.