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Pancreatitis and Chronic Pain: How Can I Manage?

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On this Mission: Cure webinar, Dr. Tonya Palermo discusses pain self-management techniques

If you or a family member have chronic pain from pancreatitis, Mission: Cure’s webinar with Dr. Tonya Palermo will be helpful as it explores the impact of chronic pain on children, adults and families dealing with pancreatitis. “Chronic Pain and Pancreatitis” was selected as the topic for this webinar in Mission: Cure’s ongoing Patient Education Webinar series based on input from patients and families who identified pain as their number one pancreatitis-related issue.

Depicting a child suffering from chronic pain on a couch.

Our speaker : Dr. Tonya Palermo

University of Washington, Psychologist, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine and Associate Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Dr. Palermo shared the latest best practices and innovations in chronic pain assessment and treatment, emphasizing how mind-body skills play an important role in pain management.

This session addressed these questions:

  • What causes chronic pain?
  • Who is at higher risk for chronic pain?
  • What factors influence a person’s pain experience?
  • What is the impact of pain from chronic pancreatitis on children, adults and families?
  • How is chronic pain assessed?
  • What is evidence-based pain treatment?
  • How can mind-body skills help?
  • What should be the role of medical pain therapies?

Dr. Palermo is the author of Managing Your Child’s Chronic Pain, a practical guide to improving quality of life for both children and adults.

Dr. Palermo took attendees’ questions following her presentation. You may submit your questions to Mission: Cure if you watched the webinar and have unanswered questions.

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