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The experience and impact of having CRPS and the need for early diagnosis & treatment
Three individuals with CRPS and a cargiver talk about the experience of having CRPS. Drs. Getson and Harden talk about the importance of early diagnosis.

One Women's Batle Against Chronic Pain
Kathy tells E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork what it's like living with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a rare and debilitating nervous system disorder that causes inflammation, muscle spasms and pain.

Yes You Can... Becoming Your Own Advocate
This film stresses the importance of building an interdisciplinary treatment team and of the crucial need to become your own advocate for your care and recovery.

Click here for a Model Awareness bill to use for establishing your bill.

Ohio - 129th General Assembly - Amended Senate Bill Number 40

Read the Awareness bills from these states:
(Adobe Acrobat Required)

New Jersey
New York

CRPS Awareness Merchandise for Sale

In 2014 the RSDSA, will celebrate its 30th anniversary. To honor this event, several initiatives have been planned.

The RSDSA will sell several items that will not only help spread awareness of CRPS, but also give us the opportunity to use these items to raise additional funds to further our efforts. Click Here to view these items and order.

Raising Awareness

Make Your Own RSDSA Fundraising Canisters

CanistersYou can download labels to make fundraising canisters that help raise money for research. You can keep them on your desk at work, or ask local merchants if you can place them on the counter near the cash register.

The labels are designed for tall and skinny cans (like Pringles®) and short and fat ones that can be used on plastic coffee cans. These types of cans come with plastic lids, so you can make an slit for people to insert money.

When you send the proceeds to RSDSA, we will list your contribution in the Donations department of our newsletter.


Your RSDSA membership is important. There is power in numbers, and we would like to see our membership, currently over 7,000, grow to encompass all those who are afflicted with CRPS. When we speak to the legislature, the pharmaceutical companies, and the medical associations. Our voice is strong and our message is clear.

Anything you can do will be greatly appreciated by the CRPS community. We look forward to working with you. You can contact us online at

See Ways To Give for more suggestions!

Updated May 2, 2014


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