Originally Posted by EMILY ANDERSON
Not totally, however that is how the Anesthesiologist explained it to me. He said sometimes it provides relief but usually only when it's sympathetically maintained pain. He said only a very small portion of CRPS sufferers have SMP, usually have SIP Independent pain. and when you have the independent pain it doesn't respond very well to the Block but at least they would know which type of pain it is
I understand what he told you, but again this is simplified. I started to dig through to link explanations of why this isn't always the case, and decided it would be a project I didn't want to start. Research RSD, SMP/SIP, and blocks...