Obesity and chronic pain: opportunities for better patient care

Written by Samer Narouze & Dmitri Souzdalnitski

Growing evidence suggests that the relationship between obesity and chronic pain is not random. Understanding this relationship can contribute to effectively managing both conditions. We will examine the specifics of both pain management techniques for obese patients and novel interventional approaches for weight reduction in obese individuals. We suggest that the infrastructure for the treatment of chronic pain and obesity is already present in pain medicine, and includes medications, physical and psychological rehabilitation, and interventional management. Click here to view the full article 

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