Characteristics of highly impaired children with severe chronic pain: a 5-year retrospective study on 2249 pediatric pain patients BMC Pediatrics, 05/18/2012
Zernikow B et al. – Children with chronic pain are a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge as they often have two or more different pain diagnoses, are prone to misuse of analgesics and are severely impaired. They are at increased risk for developmental stagnation. Adequate treatment and referral are essential to interrupt progression of the chronic pain process into adulthood.