Inpatient Chronic Pain Program
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Rady Children’s is committed to safely meeting the health care needs of all children in our community and protecting everyone from exposure to COVID-19. For evaluations only, we are now offering video (telemedicine) visits from your computer or mobile device. Telemedicine visits are convenient, effective, safe and available for many of the services we offer. For more information, please contact us. Learn more.
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has partnered with Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Jersey to launch the first inpatient children’s chronic pain program in Southern California.
The partnership expands Children’s Specialized Hospital’s East Coast-based Chronic Pain Management Program to serve pediatric and adolescent patients in San Diego, Southern California and the southwestern United States through the all-new Children’s Specialized Hospital Chronic Pain Management Program at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.
The program follows the Children’s Specialized Hospital model of pain management that is opioid- and pain medication-free. Some pain medications can lead to dependency and many times, are not needed to control pain. Our program aims to provide coping strategies and healthier ways to respond to pain.
Our multidisciplinary team includes physicians specializing in rehabilitation/physical medicine, a psychologist, occupational therapists, physical therapists, certified therapeutic recreation specialists and a social worker. Children and teens work closely with our team members to develop their own strategies so they can return to school, sports and their social life. Meet our expert team.
Our services include:
- Aquatic therapy
- Healing Arts – Music, Art and Storytelling
- Healing Touch
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Recreation therapy
- Therapeutic yoga
About Children’s Specialized Hospital
Since its inception, Children’s Specialized Hospital has been at the forefront of chronic pain management, reporting significant, positive outcomes in pain reduction and quality of life improvement. The Rady Children’s partnership is an important milestone in expanding its services to treat more patients. Children’s Specialized Hospital is part of RWJBarnabas Health and a leading pediatric provider for children facing healthcare challenges, including chronic pain and illness.
Anke Reineke, Ph.D., is our program director.
To make a referral, please contact us:
Rady Children’s Customer Service & Referral Center
Rady Children’s Hospital (Map it)
Nelson Pavilion, Entrance 9
8001 Frost Street
San Diego, CA 92123
In the News
- Kids Learn to Hack Chronic Pain with Their Brains and Mindful Motion, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features Anke Reineke, Ph.D.
- New Rady Clinic to Fight Chronic Pain Without Opioids, The San Diego Union-Tribune, features Anke Reineke, Ph.D.
- Children’s Specialized Hospital Partners with Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, New Jersey Business Magazine, features Patrick Frias, M.D., Anke Reineke, Ph.D.
- Mya’s Story
- Kayliana’s Story (watch the video below)