Paediatric Chronic Pain Program
Clinic appointments are held in the Paediatric Medical Day Unit (PMDU):
Children’s Hospital, Entrance B, Room B1-200
800 Commissioners Road East
Telephone: 519-685-8500, ext. 57920
The Paediatric Chronic Pain Program provides assessment, treatment and consultation for children and adolescents who are experiencing chronic pain that is interfering with school, physical activities, family and social functioning. Pain is typically considered chronic once an individual has been experiencing it for more than three months. It may be persisting after an injury should have resolved, it may also be present for unknown physical reasons, or it may be associated with an illness that is known to have frequently recurring episodes of pain.
Chronic pain is known to involve many factors that interact, including biological factors, psychological factors and social factors. Consequently, treating chronic pain requires different approaches working together: physical, psychological and pharmacological (medications). For these reasons, our team is interdisciplinary, meaning that we bring our various specialties together with you and your family to assess and determine the best plan for addressing pain.