Sufferers of RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)/CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) often feel alone and depressed, believing that no one understands their illness and the pain and discomfort they deal with on a daily basis. Since outward signs of the disease are not always apparent, family and friends often think the person is exaggerating their condition.
However, support is available online for those living with RSD/CRPS and other “invisible” conditions. There are actually many support groups and organizations dedicated to encouraging those with invisible disabilities, as well as educating family members on the symptoms and how to be compassionate and supportive to their loved one.
The Invisible Disabilities Association is one such organization. Founded in 1997 by Wayne Connell, their mission is to encourage, educate, and connect people and organizations affected by invisible disabilities around the world. They reach out to many thousands of people each month living with such conditions, of which RSD/CRPS is but one.
Their publication “But You LOOK Good” educates family and friends on what to say, what not to say, and discusses how to help your loved one and be a source of compassion and support. They also conduct seminars for businesses, hospitals, and other support organizations. They provide information on disability benefits that may be available, medication costs, information on many of the different “invisible” conditions, as well as personal stories from others living with such conditions. Another thing that many find helpful is IDA’s online social forum, called My Invisible Disabilities Community. Their chatroom has several scheduled chat times during the week.
IDA also has many educational and informative videos for purchase, as well as a “Share Your Story” section, which encourages people to submit a video detailing their own personal journey.
The Tyrone Law Firm is a firm that understands the effects of RSD/CRPS, and we specialize in representing those who may be afflicted as a result of traumatic injury, whether a workplace accident, surgery gone wrong, car collision, pedestrian accident, or any other incident which could have caused nerve damage, leading to onset of RSD/CRPS. If you have had such an injury, you may be entitled to compensatory damages.
Since our firm’s inception, the Tyrone Law Firm’s RSD and CRPS Attorneys have provided clients in Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, Henry, Clayton, Forsyth, Hall, Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, and Rockdale County and throughout Georgia with dedicated legal representation.
Nelson Tyrone has been successful in litigating many RSD/CRPS cases and winning many major verdicts. We work hand-in-hand with doctors and other experts who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of RSD/CRPS. We realize that you are dealing with one of the most difficult challenges of your life, and for this reason, we limit our practice to only a few clients at a time, so that we are able to give your case the undivided attention it deserves.
If you think you may be suffering from RSD/CRPS as the result of an injury or accident, contact us at the Tyrone Law Firm and talk to us about your specific situation. Our number is 404-377-0017. We will sit down with you free of charge and discuss what we can do for you. If we can’t help you, we will do our utmost to put you into the hands of lawyers who can.