Improving function is the main goal of the Pediatric Pain Management Service at Children's Hospital. Whether due to medical or surgical care, or a chronic pain issue, our experts will partner with your primary provider to develop a personal pain management plan for your child. Our Inpatient Pediatric Pain Management Service treats children having surgery or children hospitalized due to a medical condition. The Pediatric Pain Management Clinic treats children with chronic painful conditions through clinic visits. We can also refer your child for physical and occupational therapy and mental health support.
All our physicians are board certified, fellowship trained pediatric anesthesiologists with additional training, interest and dedication in effective pain management strategies.
We have expertise in treating pain in children of all ages, including premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), children having major surgical procedures, and teenagers recovering from sports injuries.
Our clinicians are active in research efforts to study pediatric pain and improve its management for patients at Children's Hospital and around the world.
Our clinicians are actively involved in organizations that advance pain management, such as the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA), the Society of Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM) and the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN).
We work very closely with other clinical specialties such as pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric general surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology and pediatric radiation oncology to provide the best possible care for children.
We are committed to helping curb the opioid epidemic by using lower-risk pain medications and procedures, while improving pain control and physical functioning.
We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including: