Petition for RSD Awareness Day
Healthcommunities.com, publisher of neurologychannel is hosting a petition to raise awareness for RSD and advocate for a Nationally Recognized Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Awareness Day.
Create a National Health Observance Day to raise public awareness for the millions of people and their loved ones who are affected by RSD.
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) or complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic, painful, and progressive neurological condition that affects skin, muscles, joints, and bones. The syndrome usually develops in an injured limb, such as a broken leg, or following surgery. However, many cases of RSD involve only a minor injury, such as a sprain. And in some cases, no precipitating event can be identified.
Millions of people in the United States may suffer from this chronic pain syndrome. RSD/CRPS affects both men and women, and also occurs in children.
RSD/CRPS can be difficult to diagnose and often requires excluding other conditions that produce similar symptoms.
RSD/CRPS patients often become depressed and anxious because of chronic pain and loss of physical ability.
For more information on Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD/CRPS), please visit http://www.neurologychannel.com/rsd/index.shtml
To read stories submitted by others affected by RSD visit, http://livingwith.neurologychannel.com/rsd/
Sign the Petition to Congress
To help promote our efforts and advocate for an RSD Awareness Day, please fill out the following form. The petition is open to U.S. residents 18 and older. All fields are required to act as your digital signature.