Pain in Children and Youth

An IBD diagnosis can be missed in children if they do not present with the typical signs. A postponed diagnosis in young people can lead to delayed treatment of IBD inflammation and pain. However, once diagnosed, IBD and pain in children and youth can be managed. 

Watch the video to learn about strategies for pain management in children and youth with Crohn's or colitis. Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP), is a national knowledge mobilization network whose mission is to improve children's pain management by mobilizing evidence-based solutions into health care practice. Crohn's and Colitis Canada is a proud partner of SKIP.


Dr Christine Chambers (PhD, RPsych) is a clinical psychologist, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Children's Pain and a Killam Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. She is based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain and her research focuses on improving the assessment and management of children's pain.

For more information, visit to learn more strategies to manage pain in children with chronic diseases. 

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