Choosing Our Center
Pain is a feeling that hurts and we recognize that every child experiences pain differently. It can have many characteristics: steady, aching, throbbing, stabbing, burning or pinching feelings. Pain can last a short time or the pain may never seem to go away. An illness, treatment, disease, surgery or an injury can result in pain. Despite the differing aspects of pain, there is a universal wish to feel better, and our team can help.
Cook Children's is leading the way among children's hospitals by providing an innovative and comprehensive approach to managing pain in children and teens. Your child's care team includes experts in the evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic pain in infants, children and teens up to the age of 18. Our team's cooperative efforts span across many specialties as we work closely with our patients and families. This joint effort results in the best possible plan of care for your child.
We know that family is at the center of your child's whole world. Parents and family members are the source of a child's strength, courage and comfort. This is especially true when a child is injured, ill or physically or mentally challenged. At Cook Children's, our family centered care approach means that families become partners with us in their child's care. Family centered care at Cook Children's includes four core concepts:
- Respect and dignity
- Information sharing
These core concepts lay the groundwork for partnership with our Cook Children's Pain Management team. We are dedicated to working with you to address your child's pain and fear.
With you every step of the way
As we navigate your child's pain journey together, we also want you to know that we are committed to improving your child's quality of life by offering them the tools to manage and overcome their pain. We strive to provide you with the latest treatment options that are tailored to meet your goals and your child's goals for pain management. It may include medication management, interventional pain procedures, physical therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation therapy, guided imagery, biofeedback, relaxation therapy, aromatherapy, medical acupuncture or acupressure, massage therapy, yoga therapy and pet therapy. We also provide education on how to manage pain through lifestyle modifications like paced physical activity, diet and improved sleep hygiene. We will meet you where you are in your child's pain journey.
We're here to help
If your child is suffering from pain, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-7246.