Parents of children in chronic pain live with this challenge daily.
Estimates suggest that anywhere between 5 and 38% of children live with chronic pain. It not only affects their quality of life and that of their parents, it also increases the likelihood of this becoming a lifelong issue. More than 70% of children and adolescents who live with chronic pain struggle with it as adults.
“We’ve had, in my pediatric chronic pain clinic, some patients who come after seeing 42 doctors trying to find the cause of their pain, and the longer pain goes on, the less likely it is that there is a cause. It’s like a snowball,” said Dr. Lon Read More