Pain is one of the most common reasons patients come to PM Pediatric Care. We have multiple treatment options to reduce pain and anxiety, whether it’s an injury from falling off the monkey bars, a sore throat that is preventing your child from eating or drinking, or a nervous toddler in need of stitches. All of our providers are trained pediatric specialists and advocates for children who recognize how important it is to offer pain relief as soon as possible.
We also specialize in treating common mild to moderate behavioral and mental health conditions in children and young adults such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, and grief. Learn more on our Behavioral Health page.
Every patient who comes to PM Pediatric Care with a pain-related complaint is offered relief, as soon as possible. Some pain can be relieved without medication, like ice/cool packs, splinting of an injured arm or leg, and distraction techniques. The most common pain reliever that we provide is Ibuprofen (i.e. Advil/Motrin), which is very effective for many painful conditions.
However, there are times when Ibuprofen is not enough and in those instances, we have stronger medicines available for severe pain. We make sure to have medications on hand in forms that young children can easily take, including liquids or nasal sprays. Pain-relieving nasal sprays can deliver strong medications for severe pain, without the painful process of receiving an IV or a shot. These pain-relieving sprays are great for patients who need fast-acting pain medication and are also excellent options for uncomfortable procedures.