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WHEREAS, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), is a nerve disorder that causes chronic pain; and

WHEREAS, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, symptoms of CRPS/RSD include prolonged severe pain sometimes described as a burning sensation, changes in skin temperature and color, abnormal sweating patterns in the affected area, stiffness in affected joints and problems coordinating muscle movement; and

WHEREAS, the cause of CPRS/RSD is not completely understood, but it is thought to be caused by an injury to or an abnormality of the peripheral and central nervous systems, according to the Mayo Clinic; and

WHEREAS, during the month of November, it is important to raise public awareness of this disorder, its symptoms and support research towards understanding more about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of November 2019 as

CRPS/RSD AWARENESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 31st day of October 2019

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