Help Cure Most Painful Nerve disease known
Organized by: William Field
I have suffered from CRPS, COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME, formerly known as RSD or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, which is ranked as the most painful form of chronic pain that exists today by the McGill Pain Index for the past 10 years. CRPS is characterized by an extreme burning pain accompanied by swelling, spasms, extreme sensitivity to touch, and skin changes. The pain is constant and excrutiating. Even the strongest pain medications do not help the pain. During the time I have had this disease it has spread from my right hand to my entire body. I have had multiple nerve blocks, 2 spinal cord stimulators, and surgery to my cervical spine. My wife and children have had to suffer without most of the things most families have as I am unable to work or some times even get out of bed. Fortunately there is a new treatment that is being performed in Germany that puts the patient in an induced coma. During this 2 week period the induced coma has the effect of shutting down the nerves and restarting them almost like rebooting a computer. Unfortunately, the United States Food and Drug Administration still considers this treatment experimental so no insurance will cover it and it can't be performed in the United States. Many of our wounded soldiers that have contracted this disease from an injury on the battlefield have had successful treatment in Germany before coming home to the USA. It is my greatest dream to be able to have this treatment and obtain relief from the pain so I can become a productive member of my church, family, community, and return to work. Although medical procedures are very expensive, every dollar helps! I understand that many people use these sites to fund a wedding or family vacation. I pray that you will give to my cause which will give me back my life.