Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Neuropathic Pain

Event Time: Monday May 6, 2019 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm
ELA Type: Live Well
Topic(s): Experiential Learning Area, Pain and Palliative Care
Director(s): Julie Rowin MD, FAAN
Description: Complementary and alternative treatment modalities (CAM) are commonly used by patients for neuropathy and neuropathic pain due to perceived lack of benefit from conventional medical treatment. As the association between metabolic syndrome and neuropathy is increasingly recognized, diet and lifestyle interventions are becoming important components in management. Progress in the understanding of gut-immune interactions supports a role for the gut microbiome and inflammation in the modulation of neuropathy and neuropathic pain.
Completion Message: Upon completion of this CME activity, attendees should know the role of commonly utilized complementary and alternative treatment modalities (CAM) for neuropathy and neuropathic pain particularly the usefulness of nutritional interventions and exercise.  Attendees will be able to institute an integrative treatment paradigm into practice for their patients with neuropathy and neuropathic pain.
CME Credits: 0.75
Core Competencies: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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