The Pediatric Pain Medicine at Children's National Hospital provides comprehensive care to babies, infants and adolescents who have pain. We offer evaluation and treatment of your child's acute pain. Acute pain is pain caused by tissue damage. Medications alone often help decrease this type of pain. As your child's body heals, their pain will go away. We also offer evaluation and treatment for your child's chronic pain. Chronic pain is caused by a variety of factors; it is complex and does not go away with medications alone.
A team including board-certified pain physicians, anesthesiologists, psychologists and other pediatric specialists review every aspect of your child's pain. By working together, we develop a diagnosis and in partnership with families, offer personalized treatment plans to increase your child's comfort and function in everyday life.
We treat the whole child, paying special attention to both their physical and emotional needs. Some of the services that we provide for our patients include:
Acute Pain Service
Chronic Pain Clinic
Conditions We Treat
Treatments We Offer
Online Appointment Scheduling Available for Existing Patients
If your child is an existing patient, you can schedule their appointments online through the MyChildrensNational patient portal. Learn more information about the patient portal and how to sign up.
Tame the Beast
This research-based educational video helps your child and family learn about how chronic pain works and explains new approaches to help reduce pain.