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Families and Children

Pain can some­times seem like an ‘unin­vit­ed guest’ or ‘intrud­er’ into fam­i­ly life. Here you will find resources to help fam­i­lies to team up on pain together.

Chil­dren with chron­ic pain
Chron­ic pain is about as com­mon among chil­dren as it is among adults. At any one time between 15% and 35% of school-age chil­dren may be affect­ed by chron­ic pain. Yet the 2008 Chief Med­ical Officer’s Report warned that children’s pain is often neglect­ed – per­haps because it is still seen as an adult problem.

Chron­ic pain in chil­dren can impact on many areas of every­day life including:

  • School and work (for old­er children)
  • Social life
  • Fam­i­ly relationships

You can also order our leaflet for sup­port­ing par­ents of a child or young per­son in pain from our online shop.

Airing Pain 118: Pain Management in Young People

October 1, 2019
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IASP Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable

September 11, 2019
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The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) has made 2019 their ‘Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable’. The groups included in IASP’s Global Year against Pain in the Most Vulnerable are: older persons (including pain in dementia), infants and young children, individuals with ...

Adolescent patients with chronic pain may be more likely to suffer from alexithymia — article

March 21, 2018
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Investigators find adolescents with chronic pain may be more likely to experience alexithymia, a condition in which one lacks emotional self-awareness. Article from Clinical Pain Advisor Airing Pain 99: Transition Services for Adolescents with Chronic Pain ...