Chronic Pain in Children
May 20, 2016•9 min
What do you do when your child is always in pain?Anyone can experience pain at any age. It's especially disturbing when chronic pain happens in children.Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition occurs when someone has severe pain, swelling or skin changes.How do you know when to take your child to the doctor? Children shouldn't really have pain. If your child can't sleep at night from pain, swelling or skin changes, take her to the doctor right away.If your pediatrician suspects an amplified or chronic pain, your child should see a specialist.The complex regional pain syndrome is diagnosed by exclusion. Perception of pain from something that isn't painful, MRIs, x-rays and other techniques are used together. It's not easy to diagnose.Listen in as Dr. Katherine Bentley shares how to address chronic pain in children.