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Pediatric pain management: the multidisciplinary approach

Authors Odell S, Logan DE

Received 24 July 2013

Accepted for publication 2 September 2013

Published 11 November 2013 Volume 2013:6 Pages 785—790


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Shannon Odell,1,2 Deirdre E Logan1,2

1Division of Pain Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, 2Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Abstract: Chronic pain in children and adolescents is a growing problem and one that is increasingly being addressed with multidisciplinary treatment teams. This review summarizes different multidisciplinary clinics, focusing specifically on intensive pediatric pain rehabilitation centers. This review offers a summary of the challenges faced by these programs and areas for future study.

Keywords: pediatric pain rehabilitation, pediatric chronic pain, interdisciplinary, pain associated disability

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