Articles in ‘Chronic Pain and CRPS’ Category
Louise Hart explains why Royds Withy King staff will soon be donning their best orange clothing, and how they are offering a helping hand to younger sufferers.
On Monday 6th November 2017, people from all over the world were donning their orange finery in support of people with one of the most debilitating conditions, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
If you turned your TV to Channel 5 News last week, you might have seen a story about CRPS. To many this will have seemed totally new, but sadly for many people CRPS is something they’ve had to live with for a long time, and without much sympathy or even recognition that the condition is “real”.
November is a big month for CRPS. At the beginning of the month it was Colour the World Orange day, an annual event where people all over the world dress in orange to try and help raise awareness of CRPS. This week is even bigger, with two events in London taking place. Our CRPS specialist, Louise Hart, is attending one of the events to help raise awareness of this condition herself.
Many people who experience CRPS might think their only way to relieve the pain once and for all is to remove the affected limb (or limbs). Is this the right course of action though? Louise Hart, specialist CRPS solicitor, helps you to understand the current thinking from both a practitioners’ and patients’ perspective.
After Caroline’s (we have changed our client’s name to protect her confidentiality) life was changed by a car accident which caused her to develop CRPS, our team helped her to get the rehabilitation she…
NICE has recently issued guidance for health professionals to stop prescribing pain medication for people suffering with chronic pain, due to the potential problems common drugs may cause. Unfortunately, according to Louise Hart, they’re suggesting a blanket change for a complex issue.
Today is Colour the World Orange Day, an international event raising awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Like anything happening this year, it’s going to be a bit different, but here we hope to show that support is still available.
When someone experiences an injury, the physical impact is clear. People find themselves unable to live their lives as they used to – they may even need adaptations to their home or working arrangements – but what about the effects of physical trauma that aren’t so visible?