Chronic pain can last for weeks, months, or even years. Common chronic pain complaints include headache, lower back pain, cancer pain, and neurogenic pain (pain resulting from nerve damage).
Pain management typically involves a multidisciplinary team that may include anesthesiologists, neurologists, physical therapists, clinical psychologists, and other medical professionals who address physiological as well as psychological issues.
Chronic Pain Clinic
The outpatient Chronic Pain Clinic, affiliated with our Rehabilitation Medicine division, offers an interdisciplinary approach to treating children and adolescents.
Inpatient Chronic Pain Management Program
This inpatient pain management program at Rady Children’s Hospital is both opioid- and pain medication-free and follows the Children’s Specialized Hospital model for pediatric and adolescent patients.