Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) offers an integrated pediatric pain management program dedicated to treating acute (temporary) and chronic (ongoing) pain in children and teens. The program — led by one of the world’s top pain specialists who is board certified in pediatric anesthesiology and pain management — is one of only a handful in the United States that also provides healing for the entire family.
Whole-Child Care for Pediatric Pain Management
At NCH, we focus on overall wellness with therapies that meet your child’s physical, mental, and emotional needs in both an outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital setting. Our inpatient day stay program (a hospital stay that may last several hours over several days, but not overnight) provides more intensive care for children who don’t respond to traditional outpatient treatment. And because your child’s pain can’t wait, we’re committed to seeing you as quickly as possible.
Customized Treatment Plan for Your Child and Family
Pain in children can impact the family dynamic — that’s why we involve the entire family in the healing process. Once we get a complete assessment of your child’s condition, our team works to help you understand the treatment options, ways to manage the condition, and how to help your child cope with pain at home and at school.
Our Approach to Pain Management
At Nemours, we don’t rely on medication alone to manage your child’s pain. In addition to minimal medication therapies, we want to give your child or teen more control over pain to help reduce the stress and anxiety it causes. Your child’s customized treatment plan may include a combination of therapies such as those listed below.