Children and their families experience significant emotional and social consequences as a result of pain and disability.
The Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Division of Pediatric Pain Medicine uses a multidisciplinary model to treat children's acute, and chronic pain for inpatient and outpatient settings.
Our faculty members lecture locally about pediatric pain management topics. We use the latest information in clinical care, research, education, and advocacy to ensure that the children of Arkansas receive the best pain management available.
Our multidisciplinary team help patients and their families minimize discomfort and regain function in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Our clinic combines clinical services, research and education to provide care to children with numerous types of pain conditions including:
Once a referral has been received, the parent or guardian must complete and return the age-appropriate questionnaire.
Questionnaires should be faxed to 501-364-2939, ATTN: Carolyn Martin, RN. or mailed to
Chronic Pain Management, ATTN: Carolyn Martin, RN
1 Children's Way, Slor 203
Little Rock, AR 72202
Our talented team brings together experience and expertise from rehabilitation/physical therapy, nursing, psychology, and anesthesiology to treat pediatric pain in an integrated manner. Social Work is also available as needed. We believe (this is supported by literature too) the most effective results can be achieved using this multidisciplinary approach.
The Inpatient Pain Consultation Service consults with primary care teams about your child’s pain. This ensures your child’s pain is adequately assessed and treated.
Acute pain is one of the most common adverse symptoms experienced by children, occurring as a result of injury, illness, and necessary medical procedures. Acute pain is often associated with increased anxiety, avoidance, behavioral changes and parental distress.
Acute pain can be managed in our inpatient units where we see children that are referred by the patient’s primary care team.
Outpatient services clinic is where we see kids with chronic pain from all types: cancer, muscle, autoimmune, sickle cell, headaches, abdominal etc.