It is treated by a variety of methods, sometimes even including the implant of a Spinal Nerve Stimulator. Nevertheless, it has been my experience that a lot of physicians are not familiar with the condition, and may not recognize it.
If you suspect you have this condition, it would be a good idea to learn about it before you meet your own doctor. This is a link to a knowledgeable doctor’s interview at the Cleveland Clinic about RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) or CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome):
I also have some general information about it on my website:http://www.scheynostlaw.com/Injuries.shtml
If you have a work related injury that caused RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) or CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndeome), you need to take imdiate action: http://www.scheynostlaw.com/blog/2013/09/what-should-i-do-if-i-have-a-work-related-injury-in-kentucky.shtml