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Chronic Pain

It is estimated that 20% of adults and between 20% to 30% of children experience chronic pain--defined as any pain that lasts longer than 3 months. Chronic pain can feel incredibly isolating and it is difficult for others to understand, as pain is often a hidden condition. Pain can have a huge impact on children and teens' daily lives as it often makes it difficult for kids to attend school consistently, engage in beloved extracurriculars, and even spend quality time as a family.  


We know that your child's pain is real and we have expertise in science-proven behavioral health strategies to decrease pain and get your child back to living a typical kid life.


Our pain experts use science-based behavioral health treatments for pain that often include: 

  • Pain Science education--how pain signaling works in our brains and bodies. Simply learning Pain Science already begins to reprogram the pain response

  • Learn techniques to reset the pain response (e.g., biofeedback, diaphragmatic breathing, self-hypnosis)

  • Target stressors (e.g., attending school, novel situations) that may be activating the pain response

  • Optimize lifestyle factors that impact the pain response, including sleep, nutrition/hydration, daily activity

  • Personalized recommendations to support you or your loved one's consistent engagement in important activities (e.g., work, school attendance, extracurriculars)

Conditions Treated

  • Headache

  • Migraine

  • Abdominal pain (e.g., IBS, crohns, functional abdominal pain)

  • Sickle Cell Disease

  • Cancer-related pain

  • Back pain

  • Widespread pains (e.g., fibromyalgia)

  • Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain (AMPs)

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

  • Ehlers-danlos and other hypermobility syndromes

  • Rare genetic and inflammatory conditions associated with pain

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