Dr. Stephen Barkow

Minor Injury Leads to Rare Pain Disorder

One woman shares how she developed complex regional pain syndrome, also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a rare and debilitating nervous system disorder that causes inflammation, muscle spasms and pain.

Ways to Lessen RSD Symptoms

E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork has a few surprises for Kathy, a woman who is suffering with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a rare and debilitating nervous system disorder.

Living with RSD

Kathy tells E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork what it's like living with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a rare and debilitating nervous system disorder that causes inflammation, muscle spasms and pain.

What is RSD?

Kathy has reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a rare and debilitating nervous system disorder that has caused her foot to swell. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains how the disease progresses. And, should Kathy consider amputation?