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Children's Mercy is proud to offer the only Pain Management Program in Missouri. Our team is made up of caring clinicians, researchers, educators and other health care professionals who look at all aspects of your child's life--physical, mental, social and emotional--to help manage and treat their pain.

Our mission is to provide services that promote and support your child's optimal comfort, health, function and quality of life.

The Pain Management Program works together with other departments and clinics at Children’s Mercy to provide safe, effective and efficient pain care that centers around your child's unique needs. We use sophisticated technology to treat pain, especially as we collaborate with the Divisions of Critical Care and Hematology/Oncology.

We also work closely with Clinical Pharmacology, Gastroenterology, Interventional Radiology, Neurology, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Rheumatology and Social Work.

Clinical Services

Members of the pain management team work with children who are staying in the hospital through a variety of ways including, Anesthesiology Pain Service and Complex Pain Management.

Offering treatment for amplified musculoskeletal pain syndromes including intense exercise, desensitization therapy and stress management.

This supportive and interactive workshop is designed to help children with chronic or recurrent pain and their caregivers learn strategies to better manage pain and improve day-to-day function.

Offers treatment in our intensive three week day hospital rehabilitation program for amplified musculoskeletal pain syndromes resulting in severe pain and disability.

A unique clinical and research program that evaluates and treats children and adolescents with chronic abdominal pain.

Provides care for headache patients with moderate to severe functional disability or refractory headaches that have not responded to initial medical treatments.

The Palliative Care Team provides support for patients with life limiting or threatening conditions, or at the end of life, to optimize comfort and quality of life. Outpatient services available.