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Pain Medicine

The pain medicine experts at Phoenix Children’s offer a full range of therapies to help children manage mild or severe pain.


Whether your child has a chronic ache or acute pain, Phoenix Children’s offers effective treatment options to help infants, children, teens and families. Phoenix Children’s has the only comprehensive pediatric pain management program in Arizona and the Southwest. It’s one of only a few of its kind in the United States. We integrate care, cooperating across specialties to prevent and manage the pain of illness, injury, medical procedures or surgery.

Our program includes the Phoenix Children’s Chronic Pain Clinic where multidisciplinary doctors assess and treat children and adolescents with lingering or persistent pain.

We understand the changing needs of children in pain, which can be difficult to describe or endure. Your child receives sensitive, personalized care from practitioners with training in advanced pediatric pain management and other areas of expertise.

Our interventional pain medicine specialists have high-level skills in finding the source of pain and applying the best-available answers. These can range from medical, physical and behavioral therapies to minimally invasive surgical procedures and follow-up care. Our goal is to make everyday life more manageable.

Customized Care from Multispecialty Experts

In addition to anesthesiology and pain medicine doctors, your child’s care team includes experts across diverse areas of medicine for exceptional, highly individualized care.

We offer a full range of dedicated pain medicine programs and services, including inpatient and outpatient services and targeted acute and chronic pain therapies.

Your child’s doctors may engage the expertise of any combination of the following specialists at Phoenix Children’s:

Adolescent Medicine
Care from doctors who understand the changing physical, social and emotional needs of adolescents

Anesthesiology
Pediatric anesthesiologists manage anesthesia during medical procedures and assist with medical therapies outside of surgery

Child Life Program
Services to help kids cope with fear, anxiety and separation from home and school

Complex Wound Program
Multispecialty care for complex pediatric wounds

Emergency Medicine
24/7 services from specialists in traumatic injury and other severe conditions

Fracture Care
Orthopedic care for broken bones, with attention to protecting bone growth and function

Hospital Medicine
Care from hospitalists – doctors who ensure continuity of care from practitioners during a child’s hospital stay

Imaging
Use of high-resolution technologies to find the source of pain and to guide diagnosis and treatment

Neuro-oncology
Expert, collaborative care for pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors

Neurocritical care
High-level, 24/7 care for critically ill children with severe neurological conditions   

Neurosurgery
Surgical care for brain, nervous system and spinal cord conditions from neurosurgeons at the Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s 

Neurotrauma
Skilled teamwork from doctors at Arizona’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and Barrow at Phoenix Children’s

Oncology
Sophisticated cancer care and pain management for children with early and advanced cancers

Orthopedics
Complete care for painful bone, muscle and joint conditions in children

Palliative Care
Helping children manage pain and cope with serious life-changing or life-threatening conditions

Pediatric Headache Clinic
Relief from the pain of migraine, tension headaches and other pediatric conditions 

Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU) and Critical Care
Intensive care and pain management for severe illness and injury, or after major surgical procedures

Rehabilitation
Physical, occupational and exercise therapy programs to improve function while managing pain

Psychiatric Care
Pediatric psychiatrists work with psychologists and others to find and manage causes of pain

Psychology
Integrated care from pediatric psychologists and specialists in areas ranging from pain management and neurology to oncology and psychiatry

Pulmonology
A team approach to caring for painful respiratory diseases and disorders

Sleep Medicine
Physical and emotional support for children who can’t get the restful sleep they need to heal

Surgery
Offering pediatric-focused surgical care from diagnosis to discharge and follow-up care

Trauma
Pediatric trauma teams evaluate, stabilize and treat children who have experienced a traumatic injury

Transplant
Top-level surgical and postoperative care for organ, blood and marrow transplant patients

Other Specialties
Everything your child needs for changing conditions, from a full spectrum of specialists


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