Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), also known as Sudeck’s atrophy, is a condition that can occur unexpectedly in an individual following some sort of bodily trauma. From the injury, this condition spreads to other areas of the body without explanation. The condition causes pain and dysfunction of the sensory and motor nervous system. Individuals with this condition typically become unable to maintain their employment, making Social Security benefits an essential resource.

If you or a loved one is suffering from reflex sympathetic dystrophy, the Indianapolis Social Security Disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office are available to help you take the necessary steps to secure the benefits you need. To speak with an experienced disability attorney, contact us at (800) 520-3633.

Conditions Which Trigger RSD

Medical professionals are still unsure of why some individuals develop RSD, but they do know that the condition is typically associated with other health concerns or triggers that precede it. The following is a list of some of the conditions and events which have been linked to RSD:

  • Stroke
  • Degenerative arthritis
  • Shingles
  • Breast Cancer
  • Barbiturates
  • Tuberculosis drugs

Unfortunately, RSD is not listed in the Social Security Administration’s list of disabling conditions. However, a skilled and experienced attorney can help you to connect your symptoms and the effects of your condition with those that are.

Contact Us

RSD is a serious condition that is likely to prevent you from working. If you are affected by this condition, do not hesitate to contact the Indianapolis Social Security Disability attorneys of the Hankey Law Office by calling (800) 520-3633 today.