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WHEREASReflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that causes chronic and disproportionate amounts of pain after an injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack; and

WHEREAS, medical experts and researchers are working to establish a better understanding of the root causes of RSD/CRPS, and to improve treatment and care methods for patients; and

WHEREAS, treatment of RSD/CRPS is most effective during early stages, and at advanced stages of the condition, the chronic pain and other symptoms resulting from RSD/CRPS are often irreversible; and

WHEREAS, the complications that result from advanced stages of RSD/CRPS, if untreated, can result in a significant deterioration of overall wellness and an impaired quality of life; and

WHEREAS, those with peripheral nerve injury, as well those with partial paralysis, face a higher risk of developing RSD/CRPS; and

WHEREAS, on November 6, 2017 members of the RSD/CRPS community will be celebrating the fourth-annual Color the World Orange Day to spread awareness of this poorly understood pain disorder;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  November 6, 2017 as

 RSD/CRPS Awareness Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Wayne Thorley