Pain is a drag. It can wear you down. Even when you're 12. Hallie Pollard, a pre-teen ballet dancer, knows what it's like to deal with aches that get in the way of life. She started coming to the Pain Management Clinic
at Cincinnati Children's last year. She was a double-jointed athlete whose tricks began to hurt her. Specialists diagnosed her with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, or EDS, a condition that makes her joints hyper elastic and prone to pain. Dr. Ken Goldschneider
and the pain management team at Cincinnati Children's taught her how to manage her symptoms and be in control of her pain. Hallie says she has her life back. "Pain's not controlling it anymore," she says. "I'm controlling it."