Anaesthesiology

Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Since adults are more articulate, they describe their pain to physicians appropriately so have a better chance of being understood and treated. This explains the fast growing speciality of chronic pain in adults. Chronic pain in children runs a risk going unrecognized and undertreated as they may not be precise and congruent in their complains. They need a different approach. With this deep sense of purpose, we are embarking on “Pain Clinic for Children" specifically meant for children and their special requirements. To our knowledge this is the first pain clinic dedicated only to children in our country.

Chronic pain in children

Chronic pain in children world over is about 20%. It's time we see chronic pain in children as separate entity by itself rather than approaching pain by looking for the disease or condition that causes pain and if not found conclude that the kid is faking it for getting attention or has an underlying psychological cause. Because the simple fact about chronic unexplained pain is, it develops when the area of the brain that has been receiving pain signals becomes activated and remains even if there are no more pain signal stimulating it. It's our job to try and soothe the nervous system and reactivate the body's natural pain control mechanisms.

 The treatment options for chronic pain

  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Regional blocks for pain relief
  • Physical therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • TENS
  • Trigger point injections
  • Alternative therapy
  • WE believe in Child's complain of pain, assess
  • dimensions of pain with various tools, quantify pain and
  • also assess impact of pain on function
  • Any kind of pain which is persistent, with known or
  • Unknown cause.
  • Musculoskeletal pain syndrome, fibromyalgia
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Cancer related pains
  • Functional abdominal pain
  • Headaches
  • Phantom Limb
  • Sickle Cell Pain

Dr. Vrushali Ponde

MBBS, MD(ANAESTHESIA) Area of Expertise: Paediatric Anaesthesia, Management of acute and chronic paediatric pain in children and ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia...
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