University of Miami
1314 Miller Drive
Miami, FL 33124
1:00 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013
Health | Wellness,
On Campus | Alumni
Friday, April 26, 8:30am – Sunday, April 28, 2013, 1pm
With the increasing abuse of narcotics in pain management, new non-pharmacological treatment modalities are now being integrated into clinical care. Pain is often a primary reason why patients seek out medical treatment, and its manifestation often reflects inflammatory processes inherent in many diverse conditions, both acute and chronic. Family medicine physicians are often the first point of contact and responsible for ongoing management. This conference will primarily focus on the field of clinical nutrition as it relates to the treatment and management of pain in a wide variety of conditions. Research demonstrates that the pathophysiology of pain can be mediated by phytonutrients and nutrient-dense foods that lessen inflammatory signaling pathways. Research also demonstrates that nutrient deficiencies and poor diet can exacerbate symptoms.Psychological stress can further contribute toand amplify pain syndromes. Expert integrative practitioners will present research-based CIM modalities used in the treatment of pain.