Back to School for Kids With Chronic Pain

Back to School for Kids With Chronic Pain

What if the slight weight of an empty backpack sends ripples of agony through your child's body? Or if your son or daughter can't bear to wear new school clothes because it's too painful? About 1 in 4 kids deals with a pain-related condition, says Dr. Tonya Palermo, a professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine and a researcher in pediatric chronic pain at Seattle Children's Hospital. Headache, abdominal pain and musculoskeletal pain are the most common, she says.

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