Chronic Pain, Pediatric
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Chronic pain is a type of pain that lasts or keeps coming back for at least 3–6 months. Your child may have headaches, pain in the abdomen, or pain in other areas of the body. Chronic pain may be related to an illness, injury, or a health condition. Sometimes, the cause of chronic pain is not known.
Chronic pain can make it hard for your child to do daily activities. If it is not treated, chronic pain can lead to anxiety and depression. Treatment depends on the cause of your child's pain and how severe it is. Your child may need to work with a pediatric pain specialist to create a treatment plan. Many children benefit from two or more types of treatment to control their pain.
These symptoms may be an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get help right away. Call 911.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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