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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
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Phantom limb pain
  • Rheumatoid disease

Our patients can also experience these conditions: 


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Jason's Story

Jason's Story

When Jason was born, the Children's National team was already standing by to treat his failing kidneys. He spent his first two months in the NICU, and he has been in and out of Children's National for the past six years.

Read More of Jason's Story