Cook Children's International Program

Pain Management

Cook Children's is one of a few children's hospitals in the United States providing a pediatric pain management program.

The Cook Children's Pain Management program uses a team approach in caring for infants, children and adolescents with chronic and acute pain. Our team includes a board certified anesthesiologist trained in pain management, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychophysiology, a dedicated physical therapist and pain management nurse coordinator.

We understand the importance of working together and that's how we approach the care of every child we treat. The Cook Children's Pain Management staff coordinates care with physicians in other specialties such as:

Our program

Cook Children's Pain Management improves the quality of life for our pediatric patients by providing a balance between medicine and therapy.

Some of our therapy options are interventional pain procedures, medical acupuncture, relaxation therapy, guided imagery, biofeedback, hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy. We also teach our patients and families how to manage pain through exercise, diet, behavioral therapy and biofeedback.

Conditions we treat

Referral forms

Need help referring a patient?
Please call the International Patient Services department at +1-682-885-4685, send faxes to +1-682-885-2557, or email