Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, or CRPS, is a long-term condition that can cause a lot of pain and make it hard to do things. Unfortunately, it is often misdiagnosed, leading to treatments that don’t work or are even harmful. If you want to work with someone who has CRPS, you need to know what it is and how to help them the most.
Workplace Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Complex regional pain syndrome, sometimes called CRPS, is a form of chronic pain that frequently manifests in the limbs. No one knows how often CRPS happens, but it is thought that 1–5 per cent of the population has it. CRPS can be very painful and lead to anxiety and depression.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a type of long-term pain that usually affects the limbs. It is marked by intense, constant burning pain and changes in the skin’s color, temperature, and feel. CRPS can also lead to swelling, stiff joints, and muscle spasms.
Although CRPS is not extremely common, the number of persons diagnosed with it is rising. Between 2007 and 2016, the number of workers’ compensation claims for CRPS in the United States rose by nearly 50%. It is likely to happen as more people learn about the condition and more cases are found. Further:
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is most often caused by injuries at work (CRPS).
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 2.8 million injuries occur on the job every year in the United States.
- Ten to twenty per cent of these injuries at work lead to CRPS.
- The vast majority of persons who suffer from CRPS are adults between the ages of 40 and 60.
- CRPS strikes a significantly higher percentage of women than men.
Causes Of Workplace CRPS
There are many potential causes of complex regional pain at the workplace. Some of the most common include :
- Poor ergonomics: If your workstation is not set up correctly, or you are required to perform repetitive tasks that strain your body, this can lead to complex regional pain.
- Traumatic injury: An injury at work, even a minor one, can sometimes lead to complex regional pain.
- Psychological stress: Stress can cause or exacerbate complex regional pain.
- Infection: In some cases, an infection can cause complex regional pain.
What Are The Workplace Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Symptoms?
The symptoms of CRPS can vary. They may include:
– Severe pain that gets worse with touch or movement
– Burning or throbbing sensations
– Sensitivity to temperature changes
– Skin changes, such as excessive sweating, redness, or swelling
– Joint stiffness and swelling
– Muscle weakness
– Changes in nail and hair growth
– Abnormal blood flow
How Can You Workers’ Comp Claim For Workplace Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
You may be eligible for workers ‘ compensation benefits if you have been diagnosed with Workplace Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
To receive workers’ compensation for CRPS, you must prove that your condition is work-related. Providing medical documentation of your diagnosis and evidence that your symptoms began after a work-related injury or exposure can do it.
Once you have established that your CRPS is work-related, you must file a workers’ comp claim. It can get done through your employer or your state workers’ compensation board. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you understand how to file your claim. If your claim is approved, you will get money to pay for your medical bills and some of the money you lost from work.
Also, the pain that comes with CRPS can be so bad that it makes it hard for a person to work and do other everyday things. Disability benefits could be available to you from the Social Security Administration (SSA) if you suffer from CRPS and cannot continue working (SSA).
If you are looking for help with a workplace complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) case, you should contact Pistiolas Law at (844) 414-1768. Our attorneys have been helping people with CRPS get the money they deserve for years. We give free consultations; so don’t wait to contact us.