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November 30th 2015:Conquer Chronic Pain

Our guest today will discuss how and why people become addicted to painkillers when suffering with chronic pain. The topic will include: The similarities between addiction and chronic pain; Why people experience chronic pain and the factors that contribute to it; Predisposing factors and how this term relates to addiction; The short-term vs. long-term effects of opioid use; and Why the practice of prescribing opioids has dramatically increased.

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Peter Przekop, DO, PhD

Peter Przekop, DO, Ph.D., is an academic physician with appointments in neurology, pediatrics, and psychiatry and an osteopath who directs the pain management track at the Betty Ford Center, a part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He is Board Certified in Neurology and Addiction Medicine. Since 2004, he has been a member of the faculty at Loma Linda University Medical School, where he holds appointments in psychiatry, pediatrics, and neurology. His interests are in the relationship between pain and brain dysfunction, and he utilizes various techniques including functional imaging studies. He founded the Pediatric Chronic Pain and Headache Clinic at Loma Linda Children's Hospital in 20
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