Chronic and Recurrent Pain by Lynn S. WalkerChronic and Recurrent Pain by Lynn S. Walker

Chronic and Recurrent Pain

Guest editorLynn S. Walker, Carl L. von Baeyer

Paperback | June 30, 2017

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For many years people assumed that children did not experience chronic pain. However, recent epidemiological studies show that chronic pain, defined as constant or recurrent pain lasting three months or longer, is common in childhood. Empirical studies have characterized chronic pain conditions including headaches, abdominal pain, chest pain, and musculoskeletal pains including fibromyalgia. These pain conditions are associated with school absence, emotional distress, disruption in family activities, and significantly reduced quality of life in both the affected child and their families. For some of these children, chronic pain persists from childhood into adulthood, causing substantial long-term personal and financial costs to the individual, society, and our health care systems.

Despite the prevalence and serious consequences of pediatric chronic pain, it is still under-recognized and under-treated. Too often, chronic pain is treated as a symptom of something else, rather than as a separate condition requiring its own treatment. The goal of this Special Issue was to discuss recent advances in the understanding and treatment of pediatric chronic pain.

The Special Issue Book contains 22 notable articles including original research, reviews, and commentaries. Together they provide an excellent overview of the field of chronic and recurrent pediatric pain as it stands in 2016–2017.

Title:Chronic and Recurrent PainFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:344 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.93 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.93 inPublished:June 30, 2017Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038424161

ISBN - 13:9783038424161


Table of Contents

1) Beyond Acute Pain: Understanding Chronic Pain in Infancy
2) Rewiring of Developing Spinal Nociceptive Circuits by Neonatal Injury and Its Implications for Pediatric Chronic Pain
3) Perinatal Risk Factors and Genu Valgum Conducive to the Onset of Growing Pains in
Early Childhood
4) A Broad Consideration of Risk Factors in Pediatric Chronic Pain: Where to Go from Here?
5) Goal Pursuit in Youth with Chronic Pain
6) Mental Health Comorbidities in Pediatric Chronic Pain: A Narrative Review of Epidemiology,
Models, Neurobiological Mechanisms and Treatment
7) Attachment and Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents
8) Maternal Anxiety and Children’s Laboratory Pain: The Mediating Role of Solicitousness
9) Parental Protectiveness Mediates the Association between Parent-Perceived Child Self-Efficacy and
Health Outcomes in Pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain Disorder
10) Renee J. Ladwig, W. Hobart Davies, Ellen K. Defenderfer and Steven J. Weisman
“What Does Weight Have to Do with It?” Parent Perceptions of Weight and Pain in a Pediatric
Chronic Pain Population
11) Parent and Child Report of Pain and Fatigue in JIA: Does Disagreement between Parent and Child
Predict Functional Outcomes?
12) Pain in School: Patterns of Pain-Related School Impairment among Adolescents with Primary Pain
Conditions, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Pain, and Pain-Free Peers
13) Neighborhood Characteristics: Influences on Pain and Physical Function in Youth at Risk for
Chronic Pain
14) Pain Neuroscience Education: State of the Art and Application in Pediatrics
15) Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents: Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Pain Disorders in
Head, Abdomen, Muscles and Joints
16) Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions for the Management of Pediatric Chronic Pain: New
Directions in Research and Clinical Practice
17) Psychological Neuromodulatory Treatments for Young People with Chronic Pain
18) Specialized Rehabilitation Programs for Children and Adolescents with Severe Disabling Chronic
Pain: Indications, Treatment and Outcomes
19) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Pediatric Chronic Pain: Theory and Application
20) A Clinical Pilot Study of Individual and Group Treatment for Adolescents with Chronic Pain and
Their Parents: Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Functioning
21) The Parent Psychological Flexibility Questionnaire (PPFQ): Item Reduction and Validation in a
Clinical Sample of Swedish Parents of Children with Chronic Pain
22) Supporting Teens with Chronic Pain to Obtain High School Credits: Chronic Pain 35 in Alberta