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May 30: Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome 5K Run and Walk

The event benefitsThe Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia AMPS Center and will take place at Cooper River Pa rk in Pennsauken.

The Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS) 5K Run and Walk, benefiting The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia AMPS Center will take place at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ on May 30th, 2015 at 9:00 AM.

Hosted by the Childhood RND Educational Foundation, Inc., runners and walkers are invited to participate, fundraise, and raise awareness of amplified pain syndromes in children. Amplified musculoskeletal pain syndromes are intensely painful conditions where the nerves send strong pain signals to the brain even though there is no damage to the body.  Some amplified pain conditions are complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)—formerly known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), fibromyalgia, reflex neurovascular dystrophy (RND), myofascial pain syndrome, localized amplified pain, and diffuse amplified pain.

"Awareness of AMPS is important since many of these children go for a prolonged time getting a lot of testing done and trials of medications that do not help. The average duration between onset of symptoms and diagnosis is about one and a half years," said David Sherry, MD, the section chief of rheumatology and the director of the Amplified Pain Program at Children's in a previous post from this blog.

To register, or for more information, please visit stopchildhoodpain.org/events.

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