Pain medicine, palliative care and hospice

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The pain and palliative care program at Children’s Minnesota features a world-class model of pain management – a combination of state-of-the-art pharmacology, physical therapy, and integrative therapies such as massage, hypnosis and acupuncture. Palliative care is provided by a multidisciplinary team focused on providing relief from the symptoms and the stresses of serious illness – partnering with the child’s family and care team to optimize quality of life.

Conditions treated

  • Pain and other distressing symptoms
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Migraines
  • Centrally-mediated abdominal pain syndrome
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
  • Neurodegenerative/metabolic conditions
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Life-threatening medical illness
  • Sickle cell disease

Services offered

  • Consultation and support for children experiencing pain and/or living with life-threatening conditions
  • An inpatient consult service, a palliative care clinic and a chronic pain clinic
  • Pain and symptom management, holistic and supportive care for the child and family, including hospice care
  • Home-based palliative care and end-of-life care

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