Varying Pain Thresholds
Some with ADHD may exhibit altered pain thresholds, either experiencing heightened sensitivity or, conversely, a diminished pain response. This can complicate pain assessment and necessitate tailored treatment plans.
Impulsivity and Risk
ADHD-related impulsivity can lead to accidental injuries or increased risk-taking behaviors, resulting in acute or recurrent pain issues that require specialized care.
Distractibility and Pain Management
The pronounced distractibility in ADHD might affect adherence to pain management plans or therapies. Customized strategies, reminders, or shorter, more engaging sessions might be beneficial.
Conditions often accompanying ADHD, like restless leg syndrome or tension headaches, can introduce their own pain or discomfort challenges. Comprehensive care that addresses both ADHD and these conditions is crucial.
Recognising that ADHD might influence how information is processed, our team employs clear, concise, and interactive communication techniques. This ensures that pain assessments, treatment plans, and feedback are effectively conveyed and understood.