What patients and families need to know
There is no typical pain patient — children in our care experience a wide range of conditions for which individualized treatment plans are needed. The team looks at every part of a child's pain. We develop a unique treatment plan that may blend traditional medicine and alternative therapies to best fit the needs of each patient.
The team helps children affected by long-term pain, usually lasting four to six weeks, who have not responded to standard treatments, and patients with certain conditions, including:
- Avascular necrosis
- Discogenic pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
- Neuropathic pain
- Phantom limb pain
- Rheumatoid disease
Our patients can also experience these conditions:
Dysautonomia is a disorder of the autonomic nervous system. This dysfunction causes many different symptoms, including Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS).
Fibromyalgia, also called fibrositis, is a chronic, widespread pain in muscles and soft tissues surrounding the joints throughout the body, accompanied by fatigue. Learn more about this condition.
Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by defective hemoglobin. Learn how your child may be affected and the innovative treatments that are available.
Autism Behavioral Communications (ABC) support team
The Autism Support Team works to ensure that Children’s National is more of an autism-friendly hospital, where a team approach helps put patients with unique needs at ease.
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