Chronic pain: How to treat and manage in older children

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​Find out how to use the 3P approach to manage chronic pain in older children.

​Key points

  • The 3P approach to pain management includes psychological, physical and pharmacological methods to treat and manage pain.
  • Physical approaches include helping your child choose a level of physical activity that will not cause harm and balancing periods of rest with periods of activity.
  • Psychological approaches include changing thinking patterns to reduce pain-related fears and stress and using techniques such as distraction, guided imagery and relaxation.
  • Pharmacological approaches include over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers.
Last updated: January 25th 2019