Posted by: Ashley Debeljack, PsyD , Tim Smith, MD on Jul 19, 2022

Chronic pain is a condition that impacts many children and adolescents. Depending on the level of impairment that chronic pain has on daily life, there are different treatment options that will be most effective.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Laser Treatment for Burns: A New Procedure to Help Kids Heal

Dec 03, 2019

Advances in care have increased the survival rate for patients with significant burn injuries, however the long-term problems of scar formation still exist. This is particularly important, as scarring can impair the mobility and range of motion of a growing child. Read More

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What’s the Difference Between an Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist?

Jul 11, 2019

While pediatric audiologists and speech language pathologists each serve different roles, they often work together to track a child’s progress and make adjustments to hearing devices or therapy to best serve a child and their family. Read More


WeeMove: Developmentally Appropriate Exercise in the ICU

Mar 22, 2019

To help our ICU patients avoid the health risks of prolonged time in bed, we developed a groundbreaking program called WeeMove. The goal of the program is get children moving early on in their hospital stay. Read More

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Container Baby Syndrome: How Equipment Can Hinder a Child's Development

Oct 23, 2018

Products like car seats, walkers, jumpers and floor seats can lead to an issue referred to as Container Baby Syndrome due to the inability to activate important muscles. Read why babies should have time outside of these devices. Read More

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Ankle Impingement Syndrome: Pain in the Gymnast Athlete

Oct 12, 2018

Most gymnasts can recall a time when they’ve landed a tumbling pass or vault and immediately experienced a painful stinging sensation in their ankles. As a former gymnast, I thought that feeling was just part of the sport, but ankle pain with landings in gymnastics is not normal. Read More

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Inpatient Rehabilitation: Comprehensive Services to Treat the Whole Child

Sep 27, 2018

Comprehensive, family-centered, individually-tailored rehabilitation services are critical to patients who are recovering from a spinal cord injury, traumatic or non-traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological disorder, severe illness or other potential life-altering event. Read More

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Little Ears and Little Voices: Speech and Hearing Care for Preemies

May 07, 2018

Learn why early identification and treatment of speech and hearing disorders is critically important for all infants and children. Read More

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Service Dogs: Supporting Patients and Their Needs

Mar 23, 2018

Service dogs were created to provide people with disabilities opportunities to fully participate in everyday life with the least amount of restrictions. Read More