Health issues in children are often highlighted, whether they are neurological disorders or physical ailments. However, rather a less attended but vital point in the health of children is chronic pain.
CBC reported the matter of severe chronic pain in children. According to Dr. Nivez Rasic, a pediatrician from Alberta Hospital Canada, these chronic pain cases are increasing quietly, and it is crucial to raise awareness to the masses. The doctor also added that these illnesses often remain unnoticed and can cause lifetime damages to patients.
It is a common misconception that chronic pains are related to old people. Youngsters who get injured while playing soccer and rugby often feel pain even after healing their injuries. Hospitals are now creating intensive and innovative care and exercises to help them.
They are also given a counselor's advice to keep their confidence levels and sporting spirits high so that they may not see themselves different from the others. There are also groups where young people with silent pains share experiences and build a sense of togetherness.
According to Boston Globe, the thirteen-year-old Sydney Durlach has been dealing with a sharp throbbing and burning in the foot after almost a year of a soccer injury. The doctors who provided assistance showed concerns over such harm.
In their view, regarding these pains they see this as whining and not considering them worth telling to a physician is a dangerous way of treating such ache. The underlying causes could be far more complicated than children, or even their parents would think, and going to see a doctor for help must be advocated socially.
Some teens feel embarrassed or ashamed in telling others about their pains and in the process cause more damage to their bodies. The awareness programs on the very issue are needed more now as the epidemic seems to grow.
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