Food for Thought: Can Diet and Nutrition Approaches Influence Pain?
During this brief session, pointers on nutritional approaches to pain management are discussed. The presentation also discusses how nutrition can influence pain by reducing inflammation, modulating metabolism, reducing deficiency/insufficiency as well as providing supporting nutrients in specific pain scenarios.
Faculty: Robert Alan Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP
This 0.5-hour CME activity is designed for all clinicians who treat chronic pain.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Assess the current use of diet and nutrition to approach pain.
- Explain the science behind how nutritional approaches can provide important solutions to pain scenarios.
- Provide practical examples of how the nutritional approach can be incorporated in clinical practice.
Robert Alan Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, is director of pain management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, La Jolla, California, a member of the Scripps Green Hospital Pain Management Committee, and immediate past president of the Academy. His clinical and research interests include lifestyle and self-management approaches to pain and headache, including the use of nutrition. He is a fellow of the American College of Nutrition and certified in the subspecialty of headache management by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. Dr. Bonakdar is one of the country’s primary thought leaders on integrative pain management. He also recently co-edited the book Integrative Pain Management published by Oxford University Press.
Staff and Content Validation Reviewer Disclosures
The staff involved with this activity and any content validation reviewers of this activity have reported no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
Planning Committee/Faculty Disclosure
Dr. Bonakdar reports that he receives royalties from Lippincott and Oxford University Press; advisory board fees from Elsevier; and consultant fees from Thorne and Metagenics.
Debra Nelson-Hogan, Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
Cathleen Coneghen, Assistant Director of Education for the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, reports that she has nothing to disclose.
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a health care provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the department of education at the Academy of Integrative Pain Management at email@example.com.
For successful completion of this activity, please complete a pre-test; utilize the audio recordings synched with the presentation slides to review the content, providing answers to your questions as necessary; and complete a post-test and evaluation following the activity. You will then be prompted to print your certificate. This activity should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.
This program is accredited for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists. All other clinicians can submit the certificate of attendance upon completion of the program to their licensing boards for consideration of credit.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Amedco is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This enduring course is co-provided by Amedco and the Academy of Integrative Pain Management. Maximum of 0.5 contact hour(s).
The Academy of Integrative Pain Management is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The American Academy of Pain Management maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
The Academy designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 CE credit.
Amedco is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Amedco designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 contact hour(s). Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attedance.
- 0.50 ACPE
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 APA
- 0.50 Document of Attendance