This last weekend, EKJ was a proud Gold Sponsor of the 3rd Annual Long Island CRPS/RSD Awareness Walk. Held in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY, the event aimed to raise awareness and research funds for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a neuro-inflammatory disorder that causes excruciating pain and has no known cure. Participants joined together for 1k and 2.5K walks/rolls, as well as educational centers, patient support workshops, live entertainment, raffles and crafts for kids.
RSD/CRPS is a rare disease that occurs when the nervous system and immune system malfunction in response to tissue trauma, such as after surgery, prolonged immobilization, or as a result of injury. Even mild traumas, such as bruises or needle insertions, have led to CRPS. People with CRPS suffer from intense pain that has been rated on the McGill Pain Index as equal to or exceeding cancer, childbirth or amputation. Treatments for this horrible disorder have so far proven to have very limited success, which is why Edelman, Krasin & Jaye was proud to join hundreds of other participants to help raise money to explore newer and better treatment options.
To learn more about CRPS/RSD and to see how you can help, click here.