Pediatric Pain Management Service
The pain management experts at Monroe Carell are here to help your child cope with and overcome problems due to chronic or persistent pain. Whether due to medical or surgical care, or a chronic pain issue, our experts will partner with your primary care provider to develop a personal pain management plan for your child.
Our inpatient pediatric pain management service treats children having surgery or who are hospitalized due to medical conditions. We can also refer your child for physical and occupational therapy and mental health support.
Our outpatient pediatric pain management clinic evaluates children by referral from primary care or specialist providers. We help your child better manage pain and improve physical and psychological functioning, sometimes with medications. Our clinic operates one day per week. We are also available to answer your questions Monday through Friday via telephone.
Meet Your Care Team
Why Choose the Pain Program at Monroe Carell
- Expert care
All our inpatient specialists are board certified, fellowship-trained pediatric anesthesiologists with additional training, interest and dedication in effective pain management strategies.
- Better outcomes
Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) is a way we share decision making about your child's health care with you. We work with other surgical specialists at Monroe Carell to reduce costs, improve outcomes, ensure the highest quality of care and pain control, and improve your and your child's experience in the hospital.
- Experienced care
We have expertise in treating pain in children of all ages, including premature babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), children having major surgical procedures, and teenagers recovering from sports injuries.
- International research
Our clinicians are active in research efforts to study pediatric pain and improve its management for patients at Monroe Carell and around the world.
- Collaborative care
Our clinicians are actively involved in organizations that advance pain management, such as the Society of Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA), the Society of Pediatric Pain Medicine (SPPM) and the Pediatric Regional Anesthesia Network (PRAN).
- A team approach
We work very closely with other clinical specialties such as pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric general surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology and pediatric radiation oncology to provide the best possible care for children.
- Lower-risk care
We are committed to helping curb the opioid epidemic by using lower-risk pain medications and procedures, while improving pain control and physical functioning.