Mortar blast injuries diagnosed as RSD but RSD type treatment failing
Hello there My husband was in a mortar blast in Iraq in 2004 which left him with shrapnel wounds in his left leg and right arm. The largest of the leg wounds was next to his knee…and sorry for being graphic, but it tore a hole in the front out the back. So move through the years, he has pain, a lot of pain, the VA pumps him full of 800 MG Motrin till he develops GERD, followed by Barrets Esophagus (but that’s another story )and still there is pain, pain which he describes as a raidiating halo around his knee cap and up under his knee. So move forward, years go by, the VA does scopes, cortisone injections more pain meds, just as VA orders a knee replacement, we go for a second opinion and they advise,NO WAY, no knee replacement needed spacing on X-rays are as they should be and that he has Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Move forward another 4 years he has had acupuncture, sympathatic nerve blocks, Radio Frequency Ablation, Spinal Cord Stimulator, loads of different medications, and nothing has been able to combat his chronic pain.
Has anybody out there had any type of nerve injuries that used some kind of treatment that has worked brilliantly