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Yoga for youth in pain: the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program model

journal contribution
posted on 01.09.2012, 00:00 authored by Subhadra EvansSubhadra Evans, M Moieni, B Sternlieb, J C I Tsao, L K Zeltzer
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.

History

Journal

Holistic nursing practice

Volume

26

Issue

5

Pagination

262 - 271

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Location

Philadelphia, Pa.

ISSN

0887-9311

eISSN

1550-5138

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2012, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins