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Children's Mercy is proud to offer the only Pain Management Program in Missouri. The program comprises a variety of caring clinicians, researchers, educators and other health care professionals that share a biopsychosocial perspective and treatment approach to helping children in pain.

Our mission is to provide services that promote and support optimal comfort, health, function and quality of life to everyone we serve.

The Pain Management Program is inclusive of all Children’s Mercy entities that share an essential goal of providing safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable & patient-centered pain care, or use sophisticated technology to treat pain, including our Divisions of Critical Care and Hematology/Oncology.

Additionally, we 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.

Children's Mercy's Biofeedback Center teaches children skills that help to reduce stress, balance their nervous system, and reduce or eliminate physical symptoms.

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.

Offering treatment for chronic/complex painful conditions, including pain related to chronic medical conditions, persistent limb and back pain, widespread pain, headache, and abdominal pain. Inpatient services available.

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.