Course overview

Diet and Pain: Steps to Reverse the Tide

This course will review how pain that affects the musculoskeletal system contributes to the global burden of disease. Course faculty will highlight best evidence currently available for clinical decision-making to address macro- and micro-nutrient intake, pro- and anti-inflammatory foods, and glycemic control and obesity to help improve outcomes in this population.

Robb Russell, DC

 Conference Series

AIHM 2019 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour

 CME Eligible*

1.00 Credits

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Persistent pain, particularly that affecting the musculoskeletal system, is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. Diet plays an important role in general health, the prevention and treatment of various conditions, and promotion of wellness yet is not addressed in published guidelines for non-surgical management of patients with pain. Using the best evidence currently available, clinical decision-making processes that address macro- and micro-nutrient intake, pro- and anti-inflammatory foods, glycemic control and obesity are summarized for clinical application to improve outcomes in appropriately selected patients.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
    • Recognize the general states of nutrition and pain in society, and their intersection.
    • Identify physiological consequences of inflammation, glycation and hormonal influences relative to pain, diet and healing.
    • Summarize health considerations of obesity, exercise, stress, sleep and their potential effects on pain and recovery.

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion
  • CME/CEU Credits

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Robb Russell, DC

Assistant Vice President, SCU Health System
Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
About Robb
Dr. Russell is the Assistant Vice President and Clinical Chief of Staff at SCU Health System. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in biology. He graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences, Los Angeles College of Chiropractics in 1982. Until 2011 he practiced in a multi-specialty clinic in Long Beach before joining the faculty of Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) in 2012. He has held several leadership positions in the chiropractic profession, including Chairman of the Chiropractic Section of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. He has held several posts with the California Chiropractic Association, serving on the board of directors and also as Vice President of Internal Affairs.

*CME/CEU Credits

Physicians earn a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The subscription period for this CME-eligible course is until June 24, 2022
All other healthcare professionals completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. Physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content and complete the activity evaluation, followed by the post-test online during the subscription period. After the subscription period, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.