Chronic and complex pain is pain which persists, either due to an ongoing underlying disorder, or beyond the expected time for normal tissue healing. The result of persistent pain in children can be negative effects on sleep, mood, concentration, school attendance and performance, social life, and relationships. It can be very stressful for both the sufferer and their family.
There are many reasons why the pain persists, and management requires a multidisciplinary – or “whole person” – approach to address the varied contributing factors.
With extensive experience in pain management for children and adolescents, our specialists can assess and manage a range of conditions including
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Hypermobility disorders
- Abdominal pain, including that associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Neuropathic pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Persistent post-surgical or post-injury pain