It is now widely accepted that chronic pain is the result of a dynamic interplay of biopsychosocial factors that generate and maintain it. Thus, the psychological vs organic framework is outdated and inaccurate. Additionally, we know that regardless of where a child experiences chronic pain, most will respond to a rehabilitative model of care that incorporates cognitive-behavioral and physical therapy. Thus, it is essential for clinicians to know how to help a family engage with an evidence-based treatment plan that addresses the biological, psychological, and social factors associated with pain.1
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Schechter NL, Coakley R, Nurko S. The Golden Half Hour in Chronic Pediatric Pain—Feedback as the First Intervention. JAMA Pediatr. Published online July 06, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1798
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