Chronic or persistent pain
The presence of pain can affect all aspects of a child or young person’s life. It can result in them feeling more anxious or distressed, especially if the pain has been present for some time. Pain can affect a child’s mood, concentration, school attendance, sleep and ability to exercise. These factors can make pain worse and create a vicious cycle. A child or young person’s pain can also have a big impact on their family/whānau.
Check out some videos, apps and written information about understanding your child’s pain and what to do about it