The Pain Treatment Center operates, participates in, or refers children and adolescents to separate clinics or programs that address different forms of pain or pain in different settings:
The Inpatient Pain Service is a dedicated team of physicians and nurses who specialize in managing pain in infants, children and young adults during a stay in the hospital.
The Chronic Pain Clinic treats children who have a variety of pain problems, including complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), pain due to cancer, pelvic pain, back pain, abdominal pain, and many other painful conditions, all on an outpatient basis.
This multidisciplinary program, operated in conjunction with the Department of Neurology, treats children and adolescents suffering from migraine and other types of chronic headache.
This program works with Boston Children’s surgical, anesthesia, and nursing teams to identify young patients for whom catheter-based regional anesthetics may be appropriate. We then create a comprehensive plan for care that begins before surgery and continues for two weeks afterward.
The PPRC at Boston Children's at Waltham is an intensive rehabilitation program that serves the needs of children and adolescents between the ages of 7 and 18 who continue to suffer disabling, chronic pain despite having outpatient treatment. Most patients referred to this clinic have been diagnosed with CRPS.
This clinic specializes in the use of acupuncture performed by trained physicians to treat painful conditions
The Pediatric Interventional Pain Program offers a variety of minimally invasive interventional pain management options to eligible patients, including spine procedures, peripheral nerve blocks, muscle, joint and bursa procedures and more.
The Regional Anesthesia Program works closely with Boston Children’s Division of Pain Medicine and all of the surgical specialties to provide young patients with the safest and most effective anesthesia and pain control available.
The Comfort Ability Program supports children and adolescents with chronic or recurrent pain problems such as headaches, abdominal pain, muscle, nerve, or joint pain. The program is based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and teaches an array of proven strategies that support recovery. Workshops for teens (ages 10 to 17) and their parents/caregivers are offered in person or virtually.