Give Hope: RSD

The Problem

Mission: To spread awareness about RSD and raise money for RSD research run by the American RSDHope organization. What is RSD? Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) is a neurological condition that affects the skin, muscles, joints, and bones. It usually develops in an inured limb or after surgery. What are the symptoms? 1. Constant chronic, burning pain (including extreme sensitivity to touch, sound, & vibration) 2. Inflammation 3. Spasms 4. Insomnia/Emotional disturbance. Is there a cure? RSD can go into remission, but it is very unlikely. Current treatments include physical therapy, nerve blocks (injecting anesthetics near nerves for temporary pain control), spinal cord stimulation (exerting pulsed electrical signals to the spinal cord to control pain), and a host of medications (i.e.—antidepressants, corticosteroids, and opioids). These treatments are mostly used in combinations. But there is no true treatment for RSD that guarantees remission or a pain-free life. RSDHope is an organization that provides information and conducts research. 100% of the proceeds from these sales will go to American RSDHope’s Research Fund. For more information, visit http://www.rsdhope.org/

Plan of Action

Wristbands are for sale NOW, just $2 a piece. If you do not live in the Marietta/Roswell, Georgia area, send me a message and I would be happy to mail some to you. If you live far a way, it would be best if you could mail me a check and then I could send you the wristbands. I would also REALLY appreciate it if you bought a few to spread the Give Hope: RSD love in your area :] http://www.facebook.com/pages/Give-Hope-RSD/163095643740663

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