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CRPS Awareness Month

As expert CRPS lawyers, we’re urging you to get involved with CRPS awareness month in order to raise awareness of the condition.

For 18 years, the month of November has also been known as CRPS awareness month. Taking place around the world, the month is dedicated to raising awareness of the condition; surprisingly, CRPS is understood by very little, despite it being recognised as a medical condition for more than 150 years. To find out how you can get involved, continue reading.

As an experienced CRPS lawyer firm, we understand not only how hard complex regional pain syndrome can be for sufferers, but also for family and friends of the patients themselves. Find out more about the causes, symptoms and stages of CRPS here.

For the awareness month, here are a few ideas of how you can get involved, whether you’re a sufferer or not:

  1. Last year, the Manchester Town Hall turned orange during November to celebrate the month. Could you talk to your local Town Hall or library to discuss the opportunity of doing this?
  2. Coffee mornings are a great way to easily raise funds and educate your friends or family about complex regional pain syndrome. To host the perfect coffee morning, you must consider the venue, who you’re going to invite, the activities you’re going to include and whether or not you’re going to bake any treats. When hosting a coffee morning, you should also inform your charity of choice and have information leaflets at the ready.
  3. Something as simple as posting on social media can raise much-needed awareness and encourage conversations with fellow supporters. To do this successfully, you should use the right hashtags, such as #CRPS and #CRPSawarenessmonth.
  4. If you feel comfortable, attending your local school or college to give a speech to the pupils is a great way to educate young people on the condition and give them an idea of how it affects people.
  5. Are there any helpful leaflets or posters in your local doctor’s surgery? If not, speak to the clinic and ask if you can add some CRPS reading material to the waiting room.
  6. Ask your local radio station to learn more about the opportunity of providing an interview discussing CRPS in further detail.

 

Over the years, we have helped to secure large sums of money for many complex regional pain syndrome sufferers, including one case that resulted in a £905,000 payout for Neil Swift, a CRPS patient who was diagnosed with the condition following an accident at work. To find out if and how we could help you as CRPS lawyers, get in touch with us on 0808 123 0003 or fill in our contact form and we’ll get back to you.

We do not endorse any research, studies or sources mentioned within our blogs and comments. Furthermore, we do not endorse any medical advice provided, and would strongly recommend anyone seeking medical advice to contact their local healthcare provider.

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