Donate to RSDSA for Pain Research


for decades has funded research into all causes of pain.

RSD Syndrome Association is a vibrant, nonprofit organization that

has been raising awareness of pain and of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome since 1984.

They are an amazing organization that has been bringing together leading scientists, funding research

and reaching out to people with pain in order to develop new ideas, new connections, new therapies.

Please give to them. They do a lot.


Thank you for visiting my fund-raising page for the benefit of RSDS Association.

Neuropathic pain is the most difficult of all pain to treat and

RSD is one of the most severe syndromes.


In October 2010, RSDSA sponsored a workshop on activated glia and neuropathic pain.

You can read peer reviewed publications by leading researchers here.

“In attendance at the conference [were] faculty from universities and medical institutions engaged in research and the practice of Neuropathic Pain Disorders, Activated Glia and Neuropathic Pain Disorders, Imaging Activated Glia and CRPS and Movement Disorders.

“We [invited] to this meeting basic and material scientists currently not involved in chronic pain research; as well as representatives from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the ALS Therapy Development Institute, Myelin Repair Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) which is a branch of NIH.

“Because we think the workshop will impact the direction of basic and clinical research participants, we will discuss the possible formation of a Neuroinflammation Research Consortium to foster interactions between basic researchers, clinical researchers, and the Trauma Related Neuronal Dysfunction (TREND) Knowledge Consortium. Going forward, we hope to foster collaboration amongst researchers in glia attenuation by providing small travel grants.”

Research was presented on promising new medications, one of which reversed Multiple Sclerosis-like paralysis in rats – a historical first. That was later presented by Distinguished Professor Linda Watkins, PhD, at the Society of Neuroscience annual meeting November 26, 2010, and made headlines.


A brief summary of the RSDSA conference on activated glia has now been published: Activated Glia- Targets for the Treatment of Neuropathic Pain. This article is reprinted with permission  from Practical Pain Management. 2010;10(9):78-84.





Please help donate to eliminate neuropathic pain.

Choose to make a difference.

Please donate “in honor of Nancy L. Sajben, M.D.”

RSDSA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.


  • To donate to RSDS by telephone, please call toll-free 877.662.7737

  • To donate online now using your credit card through RSDS Association’s Secure Server
    please click here

  • Donating directly by check to RSDS will avoid middle agency fees.

  • If you wish to write a check, please write on the check “in honor of Nancy L. Sajben, M.D.”

Make your check payable to RSDSA and mail it to

P.O. Box 502
99 Cherry Street
Milford, CT 06460

You may wish to enclose this form with the check.



  • To donate through this website for RSDS, click on “firstgiving” icon below. It is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also an efficient way to support my fund-raising efforts.

Just think:

Can you spare $5.00 instead of a Starbucks coffee?

Thank you for your support.


Nancy L. Sajben, MD

Supporting education, research, and treatment of neuropathic pain

Dr. Nancy Sajben and PainSanDiego recommend donating to the RSDS Association solely as a professional matter.

I am not affiliated with the RSDSA’s excellent organization.

However, I am a member of the Neuroinflammation Research Consortium that is

comprised of scientists and clinicians with an interest in glia at universities and clinics across the globe.




Please help me in fund-raising. Any thoughts and suggestions are welcome.



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2 Responses to “Donate to RSDSA for Pain Research”

  1. Brenda Chene Says:

    I am still exploring this wonderful site. I am an R.N., retired and disabled with CRPS for the past 16 months, post knee replacement. Have always worked in research, including conducting clinical trials for the last ten years. I’m considering spinal cord stimulator, but am perhaps a “hard sell”, knowing there appears to be newer and better treatments. Keep up the good work, and please keep me informed. This is encouraging.

  2. Jon Wheeler Says:

    I went the spinal cord stimulator route recently for chronic lumbar pain from stenosis, multiple fractures, and degenerative disk disorder. Take your time considering your options there. That stimulator will cause as much inconvenience and pain as your condition you are trying to treat. The stimulator may not even help your pain. The trial is an option to give you an idea BUT, the trial is not the real thing and has different results as the permanent implant (it also cost almost $40,000). I’m not saying don’t do it, just understand it isn’t a miracle fix for your pain. At best it masks it with a little tingling.
    There are other ways of fixing this condition if we can find the right doctors and support staff to follow through with the treatment.
    A small injection once or twice a week intramuscular route may do more to resolve your pains than a major spine surgery and months recovery (not to mention $60,000 to $130,000 in medical costs). Your insurer WILL fight you every step of the way on that cost.

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