Pediatric AMPS Clinic
The Pediatric AMPS clinic, affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, provides expert evaluation and compassionate care for children and adolescents with amplified musculoskeletal pain syndrome (AMPS). Our goal is to provide an accurate diagnosis of this challenging condition and help your family through the treatment process.
AMPS is a condition that is characterized by chronic pain in the muscles, joints, or other parts of the body, which occurs without any underlying injury or inflammation. AMPS is difficult to diagnose and can be frustrating to live with, especially for children. Many of our patients have seen multiple doctors and have already tried various therapies including medications, injections, and alternative medicine.
Expert Diagnosis and Treatment of AMPS
We carefully evaluate your child’s symptoms and medical history and determine if a diagnosis of AMPS is appropriate. For patients with AMPS, we develop a comprehensive and patient-centered treatment plan, which may include physical therapy, relaxation techniques, psychology evaluation, and occupational therapy. Most of the time, we help patients to establish this treatment plan with providers (e.g. psychologists, physical therapists) from their local community.
We provide regular reevaluation and assess your child’s response to treatment. For patients who are not experiencing improvement with outpatient treatment, we can help coordinate referral to an intensive inpatient or day-treatment program for AMPS.
Make an Appointment
To make an appointment with a specialist in the Pediatric AMPS Clinic, call 212-305-9304.