Pain Management Program

Recognizing and Managing Pain in Your Teenager

How do I recognize pain in my teen?

Teens may display different behaviors when they are in pain or uncomfortable. Your teen may:

How do I help my teenager manage pain?

Comfort your teenager

Some suggestions include:

Use touch to provide comfort

You can:

Help your teenager focus on something other than pain

Encourage your teenager to:

If you have any questions, please ask your 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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