Akron Children's Pain Center offers inpatient and outpatient pain management services for infants, children and teens, including those recovering from surgery, undergoing painful procedures, experiencing painful medical conditions such as sickle cell disease and fibromyalgia, or healing from a painful injury.
Our pain center addresses a patient's physical, psychological and emotional well being.
A pediatric anesthesiologist serves as the medical director, and he is supported by staff from various health disciplines including nurses, nutritionists, dietitians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, massage therapists and psychologists.
Our center treats:
Patients recovering from surgery
Children undergoing painful procedures, such as bone marrow aspirations, chest tube insertions, lumbar puncture and other minor procedures
Patients with medical conditions that cause pain such as pancreatitis, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, fibromyalgia, cancer and chronic kidney disease
Patients experiencing pain as a result of trauma, a burn or a sports-related injury
What To Expect
Our center offers treatments that are complementary to traditional pain medicine, including:
Aromatherapy, which uses scents from volatile plant oils, including essential oils, to enhance psychological and physical well being. Studies have shown certain scents can reduce stress and tension, allowing patients to heal more quickly.
Massotherapy, which can promote healing by stimulating the body’s natural recuperative powers. Massage can improve blood flow to affected areas and reduce muscular fatigue, helping the body to heal faster.
Herbology, which can offer pain and stress relief through the healing compounds found in some plants. Herbs can help heal and prevent certain ailments and also can strengthen the body's natural functions.
Yoga therapy, which can improve flexibility, helping the body and mind to feel more relaxed. Yoga strengthens the muscles by using the body's own weight rather than barbells or machines, reducing the potential for further injury or strain.
Homeopathy, in which treatment attempts to stimulate the body to heal itself through minute doses of natural products derived from organic and inorganic sources.
Physical therapy, which is valuable in chronic pain treatment. Akron Children's physical therapists are trained to provide pain-related rehabilitation through various techniques directed at long-term pain relief.
Interventional pain management, in which peripheral and neuraxial nerve blocks are conducted to interrupt the chronic pain cycle.
Akron Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the U.S., and ranked among the best children's hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.
Our dedicated staff handles nearly 800,000 patient visits each year through our 2 hospital campuses and a large network of locations offering primary and specialty care.
We're leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, research, and prevention and wellness programs.
As a teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and other universities,
we train new generations of pediatricians, specialists and nurses every year.
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Akron Children's provides primary, critical and specialized care to the patients who come to us, as well as those our Home Care Group treats at home. We help families focus on their sick children with a support staff to deal with the practical details of a hospital stay. Beyond our walls, we help children reach their full potential with more than 100 advocacy, outreach and education programs.
From Beachwood to Dover, Norwalk to western Pennsylvania, and just about everywhere in between, Akron Children's growing healthcare system has a full range of pediatric specialists, primary care providers, hospitals and regional care centers right in your own community or within easy driving distance.
The Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute is the hub for research and innovation activity at Akron Children's Hospital. The institute facilitates sponsored clinical studies as well as internal investigator-initiated research programs across a spectrum of research subjects. The institute also offers research-oriented educational opportunities for fellows, students and faculty from around the globe.
Ranked a Best Children's Hospital, Akron Children's is the largest pediatric healthcare provider in northeast Ohio. Whether a child needs a few stitches or treatment for a serious illness, we offer the highest quality of care, using the latest techniques and technology, as well as a caring touch. Our philosophy of child- and family-centered care guides everything we do.