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The Cook Children's Pain Management program uses a team approach in caring for infants, children and adolescents with chronic and acute pain.

Cook Children's is one of a few children's hospitals in the United States providing a pediatric pain management program.

Our goal is to improve the quality of life for our pediatric patients by providing a balance between medicine and therapy. Some of our therapy options are interventional pain procedures, medical acupuncture, relaxation therapy, guided imagery, biofeedback, hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy. We also teach our patients and families how to manage pain through exercise, diet, behavioral therapy and biofeedback.

Your Pain Management Team

Our team includes a board certified anesthesiologist trained in pain management, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychophysiology, a dedicated physical therapist and pain management nurse coordinator.

Because of our team approach, patients will see their physician, physical therapist and psychophysiologist in one visit.

Resident Nurses
Barbara DeleonBarbara Deleon
RN, Nurse Coordinator
Hope WhitfieldHope Whitfield

We understand the importance of working together and that's how we approach the care of our children. The Cook Children's Pain Management staff coordinates care with physicians in other specialties such as:

Conditions we treat

  • Pain associated with disease such as cancer, sickle cell disease, rheumatologic disease or muscular dystrophy and others
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back and neck pain
  • Sports-related injury
  • Abdominal pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Headache

We're here to help.

If your child is suffering from pain, you probably have lots of questions. We can help. If you would like to schedule an appointment, refer a patient or speak to our staff, please call our offices at 682-885-7246.