Children and young people
WE HOPE THESE PAGES WILL BE USEFUL FOR CHILDREN - YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES WITH CHRONIC OR PERSISTENT PAIN
WE'LL BE DEVELOPING THINGS - SO COME BACK & HAVE A LOOK
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There are two main types of pain -
Acute Pain happens when you have an injury or an operation - it gets better when your body has healed itself.
Chronic Pain (or Persistent Pain - that means it goes on and on) can carry on even when things have healed –
Sometimes there wasn't even anything to start it off!
Usually we think of older people when we think about chronic pain, but it can happen to children too.
DON’T PANIC ! There’s lots you can do….
This website has the info you need to BE THE BOSS OF YOUR PAIN – so you can get to do what you want to do!
Sometimes you can get confusing messages from doctors & have lots of tests, which might not help to find out what's causing the pain, and some can cause extra worry.
Sometimes pain killers don't help very much either.
The first thing to do is to find out more about what makes pain Chronic
We’ve put the info in this website on different pages for ….
Younger Children – at Primary School
Teenagers & Young People – at Secondary School or College
Families – parents, brothers & sisters
Schools – to help teachers understand more
Doctors & health professionals – to help them know how to help you the best
Have a look at all stuff that you can - BE THE EXPERT - BE THE BOSS!
HERE'S LINKS TO MORE INFO ON NERVE PAIN, COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS),
WIDESPREAD PAIN (FIBROMYALGIA), HEADACHE & STOMACH PAINS
RATE YOUR PAIN WITH THE LEGO PAIN SCALE .....
BUT REMEMBER TO THINK.......
HOW SORE IS IT TO STAND ON A BIT OF LEGO? ......
AND HOW MUCH DAMAGE DOES IT DO???
If it is still difficult for you to manage your pain, despite trying all the things you can do for yourself & treatment from your doctor, it can be worthwhile asking your GP or physiotherapist to refer to a specialist Children's and Young People's pain service.