Pediatric Pain Management Clinic

The Pediatric Pain Management Clinic at Children’s Hospital provides the highest standards of care to children and young adults with chronic pain.

Treating pediatric chronic pain effectively requires a thorough multidisciplinary assessment and targeted treatment.

Our pain management team takes this complete and holistic approach. Our goal is to restore your child's daily functioning and wellness by providing the latest, most effective care available.

Common Conditions We Treat at the Pain Clinic

  • Amputation/phantom pain
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Back pain
  • Brachial plexus injury
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Bone/joint/muscle/tendon/ligament pain
  • Post-traumatic persistent pain
  • Reflex neurovascular dystrophy/reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Sickle cell disease

Behavioral Health Treatment in the Pain Management Clinic

The role of behavioral health treatment in the Pain Clinic consists mainly of a cognitive-behavioral approach to pain management.

Behavioral health clinicians help children understand how stress and pain relate to each other.

Topics they address include:

  • Education about the mind-body connection.
  • Recognition of one’s stressors and stress symptoms.
  • The impact of pain on daily life.

Behavioral health experts also emphasize coping methods a child can use when experiencing pain, such as:

  • Relaxation training.
  • Hypnosis.
  • Biofeedback.
  • Problem-solving techniques.

Meet Our Pain Clinic Behavioral Health Team

Sheri Goldstrohm, PhD

Pain management clinic behavioral health experts have a strong commitment to:

  • Continuing medical education.
  • Evidence-based practice.
  • Training students in the behavioral health field.