Pain Management for Children

The OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital has the only comprehensive pediatric pain management center in Oregon. In 2008, we were designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Pain Society.

We know that you and your family are your child's most important source of support and nurturing and believe that you understand the needs of your children best. That's why we partner with you and involve you in all aspects of your child's care.

We are dedicated to providing your child with the most advanced care. We deliver care with compassion and offer emotional support and comfort to you and your child. We diagnose and treat many types of acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) pain and pain from :

  • Surgery and medical procedures
  • Injury
  • Chronic medical conditions

Your child receives complete care from our multi-specialty team of experts in a warm and welcoming environment. We focus on all aspects of your child's pain, providing the most thorough treatment and pain management. Our team includes:

  • Pediatric anesthesiologists
  • Child psychologists
  • Child life therapists
  • Pediatric pain nurses
  • Pediatric physical therapists

You and your child have access to a range of services, including:

  • Medication management
  • Physical therapy treatment
  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy to help your child cope with pain and conditions associated with pain, such as anxiety, stress and sleep problems
  • Relaxation training
  • School liaison