Pain amplification syndrome is a condition where a patient’s sensitivity to pain is abnormal, Dr. Andrew Shulman, a pediatric rheumatologist at CHOC Children’s, tells “American Health Journal.”
This problem is more common in older school-age children and adolescents, Dr. Shulman says. As much as 15 to 20 percent of these children have experienced significant musculoskeletal pain, he adds.
Learn more about pain amplification syndrome in “American Health Journal,” a television program that airs on PBS and other national network affiliates that reach more than 30 million households.
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Andrew Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., received medical scientist training at UT Southwestern in Dallas. He served as an intern and resident in the combined residency program of Children’s Hospital Boston and Boston Medical Center. He was a pediatric rheumatology fellow in the Children’s Hospital Boston division of allergy, immunology and rheumatology.
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