'Panel on Pain' ~ Living Healthy With Arthritis Lecture Series

When: September 08, 2021 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Panel on Pain

'Panel on Pain'


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 50 million U.S. adults suffer from chronic pain, making it is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care. Chronic pain can happen for many reasons including as a result of chronic conditions, autoimmune diseases, past injuries, and other related reasons. Nearly half of those suffering from arthritis report chronic pain.

Chronic pain has been linked to restricted mobility, opioid dependency, anxiety, depression, and reduced quality of life, and it contributes to an estimated $560 billion annually in direct medical costs, lost productivity, and disability programs in the United States.

How do those suffering from chronic pain find relief? We look for these answers and more from three distinguished University of Arizona experts. Join us as our panelists offer evidence-based education on the pathway to improving quality of life for those suffering from chronic pain. In this special panel presentation, you will discover answers to important questions:

  • What are the biomechanical causes of arthritis and related joint pain?
  • What role does physical therapy play in pain management, and what interventions are used?
  • What is an anti-inflammatory diet, and how it can impact chronic pain?
  • How can diet can affect my immune system?
  • When is a pain management physician needed, and what therapies do they employ?
  • Are there alternative, non-pharmacological treatments for chronic pain?

In this TED-talk style livestream event, each expert will share a 15-minute presentation, followed by audience question and answer.


Christine M. Childers, MS, PhD

Dr. Christine Childers joined the University of Arizona in July 2021, when she was named founding director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Amy A. Drescher, PhD, RDN

Dr. Amy Drescher serves as an assistant professor of practice in the Department of Nutritional Sciences. She earned her bachelor's degree in dietetics and her doctorate in nutritional sciences with a minor in exercise physiology, both from the University of Arizona.

Mohab M. Ibrahim, MD, PhD

Dr. Ibrahim currently serves as an associate professor in the University of Arizona Departments of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology and Neurosurgery, as director of the Comprehensive Pain Management Clinic and as program director for the Pain Management Fellowship at the University of Arizona. He is also the Interim Medical Director for the University's Health Sciences Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center.

We will be livestreaming this session via Zoom Webinar. You will receive the event URL on your registration confirmation. You will also receive this in a reminder email on the Monday prior to the event and one hour before the event.

If we may provide assistance, please email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

Audience: All



United States

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Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Tracy Shake