Jan. 19, 2016
A new documentary, Trial By Fire, just premiered in Tampa, Florida that explores the Chronic Pain condition, CRPS/RSD.
Dr. Ashraf Hanna, a board certified physician and director of pain management at the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, Florida discusses this terrible disease; “CRPS or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a devastating disease and one of the most painful of conditions. The pain is complex and the patient has a lot of hypersensitivity – even touching the bed sheets can result in excruciating pain. The pain is out of proportion to the original injury, with swelling, temperature and skin color changes, as well as weakness and muscle atrophy. It is regional because it usually affects one limb, but unfortunately spreads to the rest of the body. Some patients describe the pain as worse than child birth on the Magill pain scale,” said Dr. Hanna.