Managing Pain in Children with Complex Chronic Conditions
Chronic pain is frequently seen in children with severe impairment of the central nervous system, or severe neurological impairment (SNI). This is a very complex problem to understand. Chronic pain causes discomfort for your child, and distress for the entire family. It can result in poor sleep and worsened health. This summary is intended to increase your understanding of why children with SNI can have recurrent pain, and how you can work with your child’s medical team to make your child more comfortable. Take the time you need and use this information to help you formulate questions for your child’s medical team.