Chronic Pain in Children

Living with chronic pain can be challenging and symptoms include: 

  • Pain lasting a long time
  • Pain without a known cause

This eBook follows a teenager and her family’s experiences dealing with chronic pain, sharing the struggle to achieve daily activities and how the family learned to cope with and manage her pain.

This tool is also available as an audiobook with breathing excercises, and as a videobook.

This eBook and associated breathing exercises were created through a collaboration between ECHO Research, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute. Funding was provided by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute.

This infographic provides an overview of what chronic pain is, the healthcare providers that can help your child manage their pain, and tips on how to manage chronic pain in children, and where to find a chronic pain clinic in Canada.

This infographic was created by ECHO Research. Funding was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Heath Research and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute. 


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Physical treatments can include physiotherapy, prescribed exercise plans, strengthening exercises, massage, and more. 

Psychological treatments can include counselling or talk therapy, supportive therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mediation, and more. They can be provided on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting.