The Child with Chronic Pain

Session Type: ACR Clinical Symposia
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
W375b (McCormick Place West)
Pediatrics and Clinical  Pain Management  SessionSelect

Session Overview:
A growing number of children and adolescents are being sent to rheumatologists for consultation regarding chronic and widespread musculoskeletal pain, many with findings consistent with juvenile fibromyalgia. The current concepts and knowledge of the neurobiology of pain will be discussed, followed by presentations regarding non-pharmacologic interventions found to have a role in treating these patients with juvenile fibromyalgia.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • discuss the intricacies of how the central nervous systems networks, the autonomic nervous system , the endocrine system and the immune response system interweave in the recognition of pain
  • construct a treatment plan for patients with juvenile fibromyalgia incorporating modalities that include measures aimed at the neurobiology of pain to include non-pharmacologic therapies including effective behavioral interventions and aerobic exercise

Moderators: Tracy V. Ting, MD, MSc, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Kenneth N. Schikler, MD, Univ of Louisville Schl of Med
4:30 PM
The Neurobiology of Pain
Michael Henrickson, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
4:55 PM
The Role of Coping Skills Strategies and Behavioral Intervention in the Treatment of Juvenile Fibromyalgia
Susmita Kashikar-Zuck, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
5:20 PM
Aerobic Exercise and its Role in the Treatment of Juvenile Fibromyalgia and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
Brian M. Feldman, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON
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