Editorial: Highlights in pediatric pain 2021/22

Tonia Onyeka, Rocio de la Vega, Emma Fisher, Allen Finley

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Chronic pain affects one in four children and adolescents (1–3) and has been declared a global health priority (4) because of its economic burden to society (5) and substantial impact on child
and family (6). Psychological treatments have been found to be effective in reducing pain intensity and disability (7, 8), however, there is considerable variability in treatment response, such that some children and adolescents benefit while others do not and more research has been called for in this area. This editorial highlights the broad diversity of research performed across the Pediatric Pain section, including a summary of pediatric chronic pain management modalities, from bench to bedside, and an intersect of the biopsychosocial aspects of pain. It includes five manuscripts: three original studies, one brief research report and one mini review.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1152194
Number of pages3
JournalFrontiers in Pain Research
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2023

Bibliographical note

The authors declare that the research was conducted in the
absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could
be construed as a potential conflict of interest.


  • COVID-19
  • biomarkers
  • cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • pain mechanisms
  • pain treatment
  • pediatric pain
  • risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)


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