So as all of you know, I was diagnosed with CRPS nearly two years ago. I have explored many different treatments and medications for CRPS, but because it is a rare disease, I have already exhausted my options. I’ve had 10 Stellate Ganglion nerve block procedures, I was in OT for over 7 months, and in 2020 alone, I had 197 doctors appointments. You can read more about that here.
However, there is a clinic in Fayetteville, Arkansas that specializes in neurological diseases. They have an 84% successful remission rate for CRPS, which is the best I’ve ever seen. After reading Doctor Katinka van der Merwe’s book and listening to dozens and dozens of patient testimonials, I applied and was accepted as a patient at The Spero Clinic.
The Spero Clinic is my ‘hail Mary’ to try and get at least a portion of my health back. To get the constant pain to decrease and for my arm’s movement and health to increase. The clinic is three months of intensive treatment where they help ‘restart’ the nervous system and try to help heal the body from the inside out. As CRPS is a neurological disease, the malfunction is in my brain and it has already changed the structure of my hippocampus. My brain fog makes it incredibly difficult to write, my blood pressure has decreased significantly to where I have several blackouts a day, my arm is purple and bruised 100% of the time, and my fatigue and pain sometimes make it difficult to perform even the smallest of tasks like brushing my teeth.
I begin treatment in February 2022.
But like most specialty clinics treating rare diseases, my health insurance covers ZERO. So I am fronting 80% of the cost myself, but I need your help to cover the rest. I would be over-the-moon to have your help in getting me to the clinic and changing my life.
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About the clinic:
Ten years ago, Dr. Katinka treated her first patient suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Since then, she has created a world-renowned system and surrounded herself with a dedicated team, capturing the attention of the media and doctors from all across the globe.
Often referred to as the “suicide disease,” CRPS is a condition associated with the imbalance and malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. At The Spero Clinic, our team is passionate about getting to the root cause of conditions and treating the body from the inside out.
We have found that the most effective approach to treating the imbalance caused by CRPS is to treat and strengthen the central nervous system from within. This will allow the body to heal itself.
About CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome):
CRPS is a severe chronic pain condition that occurs after an injury, surgery, or heart attack. The problem arises when both the peripheral and central nervous systems malfunction. This begins as an amplified pain cycle where the nerves are constantly misfiring and sending pain signals to the brain.
CRPS is considered the most extreme chronic pain condition to date.
To learn more visit: https://crpsbookshelf.com
Thank you so much for your help and for reading this! Truly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you, thank you.