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Pain Management

Learn about our different methods of making your child comfortable. Our anesthesiologists strive to make sure your child feels the least amount of pain possible during and after procedures.

Palliative Care

Lurie Children's Pediatric Palliative Care team focuses on improving the quality of life for children and their families.


Heart palpitations in children, the uncomfortable awareness of heartbeats, are a common complaint. Learn more about palpitation causes, diagnosis and treatment.

Panner Disease

A condition affecting the growth plate at the end of the upper arm bone, in which it loses its blood supply and the nearby bone softens and collapses.


Sleep disorders among children are common. Issues that disrupt sleep once it has started, such as sleepwalking and night terrors, are known as “parasomnias.”

Parathyroid Disorders

The parathyroid glands control the levels of calcium and phosphorus stored in the bones and circulated in the blood. Disorders occur either when the glands become either overactive or underactive. Learn more.


A group of symptoms usually including tremor, slowness of movement, rigidity, and postural instability, similar to Parkinson's disease, but resulting from several causes.

Partial Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome

A genetic defect causing the undifferentiated genitals of the developing baby to fail to respond correctly to male sex hormones, and not develop fully male characteristics.

Partial Hospitalization Program

Lurie Children's Partial Hospitalization Program is an intensive, five-day treatment program serving children ages 10-14 requiring more intense treatment for psychiatric problems but can be safely maintained at home.

Patella Tendonitis

When the tendon connecting the kneecap to the shinbone and the tissues that surround it become irritated and painful from overuse, especially from jumping.

Patellar Dislocation (Kneecap Dislocation)

When the kneecap pops out of its usual place in the groove at the end of the thigh bone, often with sudden onset of pain and swelling.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)

A common knee problem involving pain under and around the kneecap, usually in the soft-tissue supporting structures (patellar ligaments, bursae, and tendons).