PETITION – REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY – 15 July 2003
Dr Julian Lewis: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is an intense, nerve-based, pain-causing condition, which, if not identified early and given alleviating treatment, may become irreversible.
Thus the petition states:
“The petition of Miss Amy Crumpler, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy sufferer and some 1,800 others of like disposition declares that a medical recognition of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is urgently needed due to the lack of understanding and treatment of current fellow sufferers. The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons publishes appropriate medical guidelines to be followed throughout the United Kingdom when both diagnosing and treating Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.”