Acute pain: How to treat and manage in teens

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​Find out how the 3Ps of pain management can help your teen manage their acute pain.

Key points

  • The 3Ps of pain management are a mix of psychological, physical and pharmacological strategies, or methods, to treat and manage pain.
  • Helpful psychological strategies include distraction, guided imagery and breathing exercises.
  • Physical approaches include heat and cold packs, rest, raising the injured area and massage.
  • Pharmacological approaches include over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers.
Last updated: January 25th 2019