This webinar features the City of San Diego’s Work Comp Program Manager Joseph Sousa, along with Institutes Of Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Clark Smith, MD DFAPA & Dr. Shelby Moreira, Psy.D to discuss the treatment of Chronic Pain. Chronic pain alone drives approximately 80% of the overall costs in the Workers’ Compensation system.
Nationwide, over 100 million Americans suffer chronic pain and over 50% of patients with chronic pain meet criteria for a diagnosable mental health disorder. Yet, only a small percentage of medical schools provide any curriculum on the treatment of chronic pain from a biopsychosocial perspective. More recent research continues to point to the efficacy of biopsychosocial treatment approaches for chronic pain conditions, and as you will learn in this presentation this type of treatment has life changing results.