Pediatric Pain Management

Pain is one of the greatest concerns that children and their families have when they are in the hospital or working with health care providers. 

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At the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, we are dedicated to improving your child's experience through expert pain assessment and management. Pain can come from many sources and is impacted many factors such as medical conditions and procedures, stress, anxiety, coping, and other social variables.

Our Approach

Pain management services are provided by a multidisciplinary team including doctors, nurses, pharmacy, psychology, and physical therapy. We work closely with the child’s healthcare team to provide comprehensive pain assessment and to coordinate care to develop the best and safest possible plan for managing pain. Each child and his or her situation is unique, so partnering with the child and his or her loved ones, as the center of the health care team, is very important.

Conditions We Treat

We provide specialty pain management services on request for complex or difficult to treat pain. Some examples of this include:

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

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