Chronic Pain

Main Symptoms

These can be very varied and may be described as burning, tingling, shooting or a numb sensation. Other sensations can include extreme sensitivity to touch, heat or cold. Temperature and colour changes are all common. Your child may have reacted to the pain by not moving the painful area and doing less physical activity. This can lead to:

  • Weakness and loss of stamina.
  • Stiff joints.
  • Feelings of frustration and hopelessness.

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Chronic Pain is diagnosed on the basis of the history of your child’s pain and clinical examination.