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Holist Nurs Pract. 2012 Sep-Oct;26(5):262-71. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e318263f2ed.

Yoga for youth in pain: the UCLA pediatric pain program model.

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Pediatric Pain Program, Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. suevans@mednet.ucla.edu .

Abstract

Children, adolescents, and young adults do not typically feature in clinics, studies, and mainstream notions of chronic pain. Yet many young people experience debilitating pain for extended periods of time. Chronic pain in these formative years may be especially important to treat in order for young patients to maintain life tasks and to prevent protracted disability. The Pediatric Pain Program at the University of California, Los Angeles, is a multidisciplinary treatment program designed for young people with chronic pain and their families. We offer both conventional and complementary medicine to treat the whole individual. This article describes the work undertaken in the clinic and our newly developed Yoga for Youth Research Program. The clinical and research programs fill a critical need to provide service to youth with chronic pain and to scientifically study one of the more popular complementary treatments we offer, Iyengar yoga.

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22864296
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PMC3493178
DOI:
10.1097/HNP.0b013e318263f2ed
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