The Riley Hospital for Children Pain Center at Indiana University Health offers comprehensive chronic pain management services to infants, children and adolescents whose persistent pain is associated with a coexisting chronic disease, an injury, sports activity, or surgery. Patients are seen in the Riley Pain Center at IU Health by way of a primary care physician or specialist referral.
Studies have shown that effective pain management can not only decrease a patient's pain intensity but also enhance his or her daily function and overall quality of life. In addition, physicians and various health care organizations are increasingly incorporating clinical practice guidelines for pain management into standards of care as a way to improve clinical outcomes.
Under the direction of Eric Scott, PhD, a member of the Riley Hospital for Children [Child & Adolescent] Psychiatry at Indiana University Health section, the Riley Pain Center at IU Health employs a multidisciplinary, integrative approach to pain treatment that takes into account a patient's physical, psychological and social well being. To this end, the Riley Pain Center at IU Health staff includes practitioners from various health and wellness disciplines, including pediatric anesthesiologists, a pediatric nurse, physical therapists, occupational therapists, nutritionists and pediatric psychologists.
Please direct any inquiries or patient referrals to the Riley Pain Center at IU Health at 317.948.7040.