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Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy


In August of 1997 I broke my left ring finger very badly. When I came out of my cast in September of 97 I could not move my fingers, my wrist, my arm or my shoulder and was in excruciating pain.

The orthopedic surgeon sent me to physical therapy and to a neurologist. I was diagnosed with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). A very rare, extremely painful disease that affects 5% of injured people. The prognosis was poor as there is yet no known cure. The physical therapy only made my condition worse, the neurologist's pills almost killed me, the orthopedist surgeon blamed my injury instead of himself and I was left feeling extremely frightened and in terrible pain.

I then decided to seek alternative means. I started massage therapy and acupuncture which helped me feel more emotionally positive and then began to see John Carroll in December of 1997. Within a month of the imagery work with John my shoulder became unfrozen. Two months later (approx) my arm and wrist had much more mobility. By the spring of 98 the pain level became manageable. I could now move my thumb and one finger. The other fingers are still stiff but better. RSD causes temperature sensitivity, rapid hair growth, nervousness, pain, etc, etc. As long as I do my imagery work 3 times a day I can function fairly well. I do still see John to get recharged and to add additional imagery. Thanks to John I really have a handle on the RSD. The neurologist said that I would have to live the rest of my life on narcotics for the pain and that the RSD would spread from limb to limb and affect all my organs.

I am grateful to John and his extraordinary work. He has and continues to be physically, spiritually, and emotionally incredibly helpful to those who work with him.

Jill L