Pain Management Program

Recognizing and Managing Pain in
Your School-Age Child

How do I recognize pain in my school-age child?

School-age children may display different behaviors when they are in pain or uncomfortable. Your child may:

How do I help my school-age child manage pain?

Comfort your school-age child

Some suggestions include:

Use touch to provide comfort

You can:

Help your school-age child focus on something other than pain

Encourage your child to:

If you have any questions, please ask your child’s doctor, nurse, or child life specialist.

Contact us

For more information about the Pain Management Program at CHOP or to schedule an appointment, please call 215-590-1409.

Reviewed by: the Pain Managment Program team
Date: August 2012

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