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WHEREAS, on November 1, the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) community in Nevada and across the United States will celebrate the eight annual Color the World Orange Day to raise public awareness of this pain disorder; and

WHEREAS, CRPS/RSD is a debilitating nerve disorder that causes chronic pain and inflammation that affects more than 75,000 Americans; and

WHEREAS, CRPS/RSD was first identified during the U.S. Civil War and it has no known or determinable cause, however it typically occurs as a result of a trauma or an injury; and

WHEREAS, symptoms of CRPS/RSD include prolonged severe pain, often described as a burning sensation that is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury, swelling of the affected area, extreme sensitivity to touch, joint stiffness and decreased ability to move the affected body part; and

WHEREAS, currently there is no known cure for CRPS/RSD, however treatments are aimed at decreasing symptoms and treatment is likely to be most effective when started early in the course of the illness; and

WHEREAS, in the Silver State, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Awareness Month is proclaimed to recognize those diagnosed with CRPS/RSD and their family and friends. It is a day to join together to learn about the symptoms and the challenges that they face, to raise awareness of the condition and to advocate for research and support organizations;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim November 2021, as

COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME / REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY 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 22nd day of October, 2021

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