RND/Amplified Pain Management
What is Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy (RND)?
When a child or young adult is suffering from chronic pain that seems to last longer or be more intense than would be expected, the problem may be a condition known as reflex neurovascular dystrophy (RND). Other names for this condition include amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome (AMPS), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), pediatric fibromyalgia and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
RND is an extremely painful and often difficut condition to diagnose. Sometimes parents and doctors attribute it to "growing pains" and in some cases think the pain is all in the child's head. But RND pain is very intense and very real. At times, the pain can be so excruciating that children stop their normal activities. Immobility leads to more pain and sometimes depression.
The RND/Amplified Pain Management Program at The Children's Institute provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for those children diagnosed with RND. The purpose of the program is to help the child return to his or her daily activities and to educate the child and his or her family on long-term management of RND.
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"It was incredible. We could see a change after only a day. She was able to walk more naturally and faster. By the time she was released, we were in awe. It was like having our daughter back."
- Wendy Morgan, mother of Rebecca Hood