Orange Worn For Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

Posted at 10:54 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 00:04:51-05

Across Middle Tennessee and the nation people wore orange to raise awareness for the rare condition Complex Regional Pain Syndrome also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.

It's a chronic pain condition that occurs after a trauma or illness.

According to Web MD, less than 200 thousand cases are found each year.

That's why those with the disease are working to raise awareness for more research and treatment options.

"To understand that this is a condition that is real, many physicians especially older physicians doesn't believe that it exists to better train our physicians, medical personnel and even patients who often don't believe this is something that is actually happening to them," said Omega Kimoto.