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Tips for Parenting a Child With Chronic Pain

Tips for Parenting a Child With Chronic Pain

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When I tell parents that chronic pain is one of the most common problems in pediatrics, occurring in about one of every four kids, they often have a hard time believing me.  Despite the fact that over 1.7 million children in the United States are known to have chronic pain and that the cost of treating this pain is almost 20 billion dollars per year, chronic pain remains an invisible and under recognized health problem for kids and teens.

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For Kids with Pain, Attending School Can Help

For Kids with Pain, Attending School Can Help

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The counter-intuitive reasons why kids heal better when they get back to school

Jessica started her freshman year of high school in great spirits. Then, in early October, she began to get daily headaches after school. Her headaches typically began around 4pm and persisted through the evening making it difficult for her to complete homework. 

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Pediatric Chronic Pain Eased by Early Intervention, Parental Involvement

Pediatric Chronic Pain Eased by Early Intervention, Parental Involvement

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For children in chronic pain, an innovative pain management program that focuses on self-management of symptoms and strong parental involvement is showing promising effects on reducing pain and improving function in these children.

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Psychological interventions’ critical role in managing chronic pediatric pain

Psychological interventions’ critical role in managing chronic pediatric pain

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Chronic pain is viewed as one of the most common problems in pediatrics. Current estimates suggest that approximately one in four children experiences an episode of chronic pain lasting three months or longer. Of those who experience chronic pain, 77 percent have more than one kind of pain problem.

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