Joint pain can be a bit of a mystery to most people, especially when it comes to young children. Here, a CHOC rheumatologist shares insight.
Dr. Andrew Shulman
A CHOC rheumatologist discusses the causes and treatments for pain amplification syndrome, a common yet complex condition.
Seventeen-year-old Carson comes from a close-knit family of athletes and had been playing baseball for a decade when consistent, unexplained pain left his family stumped and looking for answers. The next 18 months were filled with countless physical therapy and orthopedic appointments. When an MRI of his spine lead the radiologist to assume they were […]
Pain amplification syndrome is a condition where a patient’s sensitivity to pain is abnormal, Dr. Andrew Shulman, a pediatric rheumatologist at CHOC, 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, […]