The Pain Management Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is nationally recognized for its expertise in the diagnosis, treatment, research and education of complex pediatric pain conditions. Our physician specialists are board-certified in pediatric pain management, and our center is home to one of the few pediatric pain basic science programs in the United States. In 2007, The Pain Management Center became the first pediatric pain program in the country to receive the American Pain Society’s Clinical Center of Excellence Award.

Full Spectrum of Conditions Treated 

The Pain Management Center at Cincinnati Children’s treats patients with a variety of medical diagnoses, symptoms and disabilities resulting from chronic pain. Our goal is to help patients participate more fully in daily activities and to develop pain coping skills that help them to successfully manage pain and return to school, home and community life.

Typical problems evaluated by the Pain Management Center include:  

    • Abdominal pain
    • Back pain
    • Complex regional pain syndrome (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Nerve pain caused by an injury or resulting from toxic or genetic causes
    • Post-concussive headache
    • Pain and symptoms caused by Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions
    • Pain from: cerebral palsy; sickle cell disease; epidermolysis bullosa and severe eczema; metabolic and hereditary diseases
    • Pain-related mental health conditions or symptoms such as depression or anxiety