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Does deep somatic pain affect children differently than adults?

Children are sometimes unable to express or describe their pain, and this may make the diagnosis and treatment of it more difficult. Things modified specially to diagnose pain level in children are now available to doctors to help with this task. Doctors are also more likely to avoid narcotic pain medications with children, and tend to recommend pain medications such as acetaminophen.

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