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Second Claim or Not?
#11
Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history and perform a physical exam. Tests may be ordered to rule out other conditions. Your doctor may refer you to a pain specialist for further evaluation and management.

Tests may include the following:

X-ray —to check for signs of fracture and evidence of bone loss
Bone Scan —a special imaging test to check for early changes in bones
Thermogram—to measure heat radiating from the body, which may be diminished in CRPS extremity
Quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test (QSART)—a test which can quantify abnormality of the autonomic nervous system, such as sweating.


American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA)
P.O. Box 850
Rocklin, CA 95677-0850
ACPA@pacbell.net
http://www.theacpa.org
Tel: 916-632-0922 800-533-3231
Fax: 916-652-8190

David Padgett, MD
Osteopath, Physiatrist
Male - 21 years experience
913 San Ramon Valley Blvd Ste 182
Danville, CA 94526

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#12
Thank you Jayne and BBBB. I am so sorry for being such a butt.Sad
Life is like the ocean, it can be calm one minute and the next a wave will knock you off your feet, it's up to you to get back up and take control.
 
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#13
you are not a butt...just an scared injured worker......
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#14
There is no such thing as a CRPS specialist so it doesn't matter much. There is also a healthy debate about what actually constitutes CRPS since it is becoming a garbage basket term when the Dr doesn;t know what he is looking at. Anway , treamtent is pretty standard, aggressive physical therapy with supportive medications and avoidance of narcotics

good luck
 
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#15
I went to 4 sesions of physical therapy, I came out of there worse than I first started, it made it worse for me, the foot specialist that my chiro sent me to, made a comment to me after he asked me what doctors i had seen and how i felt about them, he said doctors don't step on other doctors toes, i believe it, i believe when i had my fracture and i went to concentra and dr. larose had his nurse push my foot up and he taped it with that sticky brown tape he made a tear in the tissue inside my foot and it injured my artery nerve in my right foot but sense no doctors spoke up i'm going to be messed up for life. This is my opinion of what happened! How many Dr.'s does my chiro. need to say I have CRPS before he can say I'm P&S?
Life is like the ocean, it can be calm one minute and the next a wave will knock you off your feet, it's up to you to get back up and take control.
 
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#16
Once again I will say, you need to get away from a Chiro, and have yourself a doctor to be called your treating doctor. I just don't understand why a Chiro would be used for anything in your case or injury?
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#17
BBBB I have talked to my attorney's office about that and they say it's the only dr. I can see without seeing a mpm dr. my attorney's office is in long beach i stay in pomona, chiro is in riverside, they won't switch me, I don't understand there stupid game at all! When i finnally went to the foot specialist my chiro sent me to he said i was just there for an evaluation, what does that mean? This is driving me up the wall! Dr. Pratley was the best Dr. I have had through this whole thing and SRS stopped my W/C checks because supposably he wasn't a mpm dr. but i think the real reason was cause they didn't like what he put on his reports.
Life is like the ocean, it can be calm one minute and the next a wave will knock you off your feet, it's up to you to get back up and take control.
 
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