Neuropathic Pain, Assessment and Management.
Chronic pain is frequently seen in children with severe impairment of the central nervous system, often referred to as children with severe neurological impairment (SNI). In addition to discomfort for your child and distress for you and your family, chronic pain 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 your child’s medical team can improve your child’s comfort. This is a very complex problem to understand. Take the time you need, and use this information to identify questions for your child’s medical team.