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Symptoms of Pain in Children

Responding to Children in Pain

Know that even if doctors find no physical cause for pain in a child, something is still wrong. If pain occurs only on school days, look into what's happening in the classroom or on the playground. If having pain is the only time your child gets your attention, carve out special time with your child each day: Play. Take a walk. Read a book before bed.

Finally, don't ignore chronic pain in your child. Your child may need the help of a multidisciplinary pain management team that might include a pediatric pain management specialist, psychologist, nurse, or nurse practitioner, and physical therapist. Talk to your child's pediatrician.                                             .


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Reviewed by Roy Benaroch, MD on July 11, 2013

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