Westbury, New York (PRWEB) September 07, 2017
New York law firm Edelman, Krasin & Jaye PLCC is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2nd Annual Long Island Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)/RSD Awareness Walk. The walk will take place Saturday, September 9th at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, New York. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association (RSDSA), an organization dedicated to promoting awareness about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), and funding research efforts to uncover the underlying causes – and successful treatments – for this chronic disorder that affects an estimated 200,000 adults in the United States.
“As a law firm deeply rooted in local community, we are proud to support such a worthwhile cause that can help bring heightened awareness about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a progressive disease that many people know little about,” said Paul B. Edelman, senior partner at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye. “This walk is a wonderful opportunity for Long Islanders and local residents to learn more about CRPS, while providing much-needed hope and support to those living with this debilitating pain disorder.”
The RSDSA was founded in 1984, and over the past 25 years has funded $1,734,148 in grants in fellowships toward CRPS research. This second annual awareness walk will offer participants a chance to meet families whose lives have been affected by this painful neuroinflammatory condition. The event will feature speakers and educational materials on Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Registration for the Long Island CRPS/RSD Awareness Walk will start at 8AM on September 9th, and families are encouraged to bring their own beach chairs and blankets to the event.
About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
A progressive disease of the sympathetic nervous system, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is characterized by an extreme burning pain that typically affects one or more limb, though it can spread to other parts of the body. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment are crucial for keeping the disorder from becoming chronic. According to American RSD Hope, as many as 65 percent of cases are believed to stem from “soft tissue” injuries including strains, sprains, tears, and other trauma to tendons and ligaments. Other data suggests that fractures, surgery and infections are contributing factors to nerve damage and the development of CRPS. In many patients, the pain is accompanied by extreme sensitivity, swelling, as well as temperature and color changes to the skin.
The severity and duration of symptoms can vary tremendously among those afflicted, but the following are considered the primary criteria of CRPS:
- Chronic pain described as a burning or pins and needles sensation
- Inflammation, edema, and mottled appearance of the skin
- Spasms in muscles or blood vessels caused by microcirculation problems
- Emotional disturbances that negatively impact concentration, memory and sleep
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy symptoms can change and progress over time, leading to dystonia, muscle wasting and coordination problems. Anecdotal evidence indicates that anyone can develop CRPS, but the disease is much more prevalent among women, particularly those aged between 40 and 60. Since there is no known cure for the disorder, treatments rely largely on medication, physiotherapy and psychological support.
About Edelman, Krasin & Jaye PLCC
Founded in 1952, Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC is a full-service personal injury law firm headquartered in Long Island. They provide effective legal representation in litigation arising from motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice and other matters resulting in significant personal injury. Edelman, Krasin & Jaye trial attorneys advocate for residents in New York and throughout the United States.