Obesity and Chronic Pain (213)

5–6 pm Friday, March 8

Obese patients frequently present with pain complaints and comorbidities that challenge the scope of practice of any single medical specialty. Although the infrastructure for obesity treatment already exists in the realm of pain medicine, the simultaneous management of obesity and chronic pain requires additional office staff and physician training.

Treatment of Chronic Pain in Obese Individuals: Challenges and Solutions

Dmitri Souza, MD PhD

The Aching Fat: Obesity and Chronic Pain

Samer N. Narouze, MD PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize fundamental relationships between the obesity and chronic pain.
  • Recognize the specifics of interventional and pharmacological management as it applies to obesity and chronic pain.