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Slovenska pediatrija 2019; 26: 182-187


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MANAGEMENT OF MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

Katja Prunk Volk
Zdravstveni dom Nova Gorica Rejčeva ulica 4, 5000 Nova Gorica, Slovenija

Matej Serdinšek
Klinični oddelek za anesteziologijo in intenzivno terapijo operativnih strok, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Neli Vintar
Klinični oddelek za anesteziologijo in intenzivno terapijo operativnih strok, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Musculoskeletal pain in children is a frequent reason to visit a paediatrician. There is no need for long term pain man­agement for acute pain as it usually disappears when we eliminate the reason behind it. Pain caused by chronic dis­eases is long-lasting and needs to be managed separately from the primary disease. Idiopathic chronic musculoskel­etal pain syndromes are the most complex to treat. They require a multimodal approach coordinated by a multidis­ciplinary team and a combination of pharmacological and nonpharmacological approaches to pain management. Keywords: pain, musculoskeletal, pain management, child.

Key words: pain, musculoskeletal, pain management, child


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