Can The Same Treatments Used For Adults Be Used For Children?

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Question: Can The Same Pain Treatments For Adults Be Used For Children?

Answer: Well the answer to that is sometimes yes, and sometimes no. It's true there are medications that may work better for adults than children. There are other medications that may work better for children than adults. But really what's different is the approach to managing pain. Children need to have a medical therapy that's designed specific for their developmental age. And therapy involves more than just medications. It may involve physical therapy, it may involve behavioral therapy, it may involve psychological counseling, and it certainly involves work with the family to help improve the child's level of function.

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