ImaginAction is a collection of audio recordings that support coping and self regulation skills. What does that mean? Well, it supports all the ways YOU can have more control over your body and experience, including all types of pain. It was developed by top experts, and is a fun and easy way to learn self hypnosis skills, and how to better manage the mind body connection to create more comfort and control. This is a project developed for Stanford Children’s Health and led by our founder and CEO Dr. Jody Thomas.
The Mystery of Chronic Pain: a TED talk by Dr.Elliot Krane.
We think of pain as a symptom, but there are cases where the nervous system develops feedback loops and pain becomes a terrifying disease in itself. Starting with the story of a girl whose sprained wrist turned into a nightmare, Dr. Elliot Krane talks about the complex mystery of chronic pain, and reviews the facts we’re just learning about how it works and how to treat it.
International Directory of Pediatric Chronic Pain Programs, list of dedicated pediatric chronic pain programs maintained since 2012 by Tonya Palermo, PhD under International Association for the Study of Pain SIG on Pain in Childhood. http://childpain.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/PedPainClinicList_23-1.11.23-CLEAN.pdf
Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP) is aimed at improving children’s pain management in Canada and around the world. SKIP brings together Canada’s world-renowned pediatric pain research community, front-line knowledge user organizations, and end beneficiaries (patients and caregivers). https://www.kidsinpain.ca/
Dr. Rachel Zoffness is a pain & health psychologist in California. Resources available on her website: https://www.zoffness.com/resources/
Dr. Ron Melzack together with Dr. Pat Wall developed the Gate Control Theory of Pain in 1965. As part of the documentary “Children in Pain” Dr. Melzack in 1989 was asked by director Dr. Leora Kuttner to talk about this theory. In one remarkable ‘take’ Dr. Melzack delivered this wonderfully coherent explanation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qGZPmUttUk
Pediatric Pain Warrior by the US Pain Foundation is a dedicated organization that provides resources, education, forums, events and cultivates public awareness for pediatric pain warriors and their families. https://pediatricpainwarrior.org/
Vivek Interviews Dr. Elliot Krane
Vivek is an 18-year-old who had just graduated from high School and the summer before starting at UCLA was diagnosed with AML. He is incredibly bright and interested in medicine. He was treated by Dr. Elliot Krane at Stanford Children’s Hospital and created this video interview with the doctor who managed his pain. Please click play to start video:
Understanding Pain – and What’s to be Done About it in 10 Minutes
The German Paediatric Centre (Deutsches Kinderschmerzzentrum) has released a wonderful new video entitled “Understanding pain – and what’s to be done about it in 10 minutes”, a great resource for patients, clinicians and trainees in pediatric pain medicine. We have added this wonderful resource to our patient and families section. Check it out below.