How do you manage chronic pain in children?
On the community between Monday 29th July and Friday 9th August we are discussing chronic pain and fatigue. We are aware that these conditions not only affect adults, but that children can also experience chronic pain.
Seeing your child in pain cannot be nice at all, yet how often do these things get discussed?
How do you know if you child is in pain?
A good first step can be to ask your child if they have any pain. Depending on the age or disability of your child, this may have different levels of success.
It is also possible to use a pain scale. The Faces Pain Scale has been designed for children aged 3 or above, yet it is now commonly used within adults as well.
Helping my child who is in pain
Supporting a child in pain can be done in numerous ways. An article on helping your child cope with pain highlighted the following ways:
How do you support your child when they are in pain? Is there a method you use to gauge your child’s pain levels? Let us know in the comments below.