PainPainPainPEnglishPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANervesSymptoms;Conditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)PainLanding PageLearning Hub<p>Find information on acute and chronic pain from symptom recognition, to assessment and diagnosis to treatment and long-term outcomes. <br></p><p>Find information on acute and chronic pain from symptom recognition, to assessment and diagnosis to treatment and long-term outcomes. The information has come from many sources and has been adapted in collaboration with the Pain Centre at The Hospital for Sick Children. When reading this information, please remember that every child's situation is unique. If you have specific questions about your own child's care, please speak to your child's doctor.</p><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Overview of pain</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Pain is a part of everyday life. Typically, pain results when we are exposed to situations that are likely to lead to injury or tissue damage. Find out how the body senses different types of pain.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"><a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2980&language=English">About pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2981&language=English">Types of pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2982&language=English">Acute pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2983&language=English">Chronic pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2984&language=English">Nerve injury pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2985&language=English">Other types of pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2986&language=English">Myths about pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2987&language=English">Consequences of pain</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Assessing and measuring pain</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Learn how you and your child's healthcare team can assess your child's pain from birth through to the teen years and the factors that affect pain assessment.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2988&language=English">Pain assessment: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2989&language=English">Assessing pain in babies (newborns to one year)</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2990&language=English">Assessing pain in toddlers and pre-schoolers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2991&language=English">Assessing pain in younger school-age children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2992&language=English">Assessing pain in older school-age children</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2993&language=English">Assessing pain in teenagers</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2994&language=English">Tools for measuring pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2995&language=English">Factors affecting pain assessment</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"><i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Pain treatment</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Once a pain assessment is complete, your child's healthcare team will recommend a pain management plan. Depending on your child's pain, this plan may include the use of medicines (pharmacology), physical therapies and psychological strategies that can all help relieve pain in children.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2996&language=English">Pain treatment: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2997&language=English">Overview of pain medicines</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2998&language=English">Acetaminophen, aspirin and NSAIDs</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=2999&language=English">Opioids for pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3000&language=English">Opioids: Safety and side effects</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3001&language=English">Local anaesthetics</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3002&language=English">Adjuvant medications</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3003&language=English">Physical therapies for pain: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3004&language=English">Using heat and cold to treat pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3005&language=English">Using exercise and physiotherapy to treat pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3006&language=English">Using massage and nerve stimulation to treat pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3007&language=English">Psychological strategies for pain: Overview</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3008&language=English">Using relaxation to treat pain </a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3009&language=English">Using behavioural strategies to treat pain</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Managing pain at home</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>All children have occasional bumps and bruises or experience pain from teething, colic or common conditions such as ear and throat infections. Some children may also have ongoing painful conditions that need care at home. Find out how you and your child can treat pain at home and deal with the impact of pain on your child's activities.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3010&language=English">Common types of pain problems</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3011&language=English">Pain management plan</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3012&language=English">Pain management for common childhood pain and injuries</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3013&language=English">Impact of chronic pain</a></li></ol></div><div class="panel panel-primary"><div class="panel-heading clickable"> <span class="pull-right panel-heading-collapsable-icon"> <i class="mdi mdi-chevron-down"></i></span> <h2 class="panel-title">Looking ahead</h2></div><div class="panel-body list-group" style="display:none;"><p>Adolescence can be challenging for any teenager. Chronic pain is an additional challenge, as it may interfere with school and time with friends. Learn how to help your teen manage their chronic pain and support them in moving to the adult healthcare system.</p></div><ol class="list-group" style="display:none;"><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3014&language=English">Teenagers and chronic pain</a></li><li class="list-group-item"> <a class="overview-links" href="/Article?contentid=3015&language=English">Moving from paediatric to adult care</a></li></ol></div>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/pain_learning_hub.jpgpain

 

 

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