Treating children with chronic pain

UC Irvine Health webinar - Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. PST

September 17, 2014

Often, children experiencing chronic pain are taken from specialist to specialist, receiving few answers about the cause or what can be done to relieve it. Frequently, children in pain are referred to physicians who specialize in adult pain and have little or no training in pediatric pain management.

In the webinar, pediatric pain specialist Dr. Shalini S. Shah talks about effective ways to diagnose common pain issues in children and new approaches for alleviating their chronic pain. She answers questions from parents and physicians about how to treat children suffering from chronic pain disorders such as cancer pain, headache, low back pain, abdominal pain and spasticity. 

A graduate of Harvard Medical School's pediatric pain fellowship, Dr. Shah is one of the only pediatric pain experts in Southern California. Her goal is to reduce pain so children and their families can reclaim their lives and live their full potential. 

This webinar originally aired on Sept. 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST. Find the conversation on Twitter by using #UCIHealthChat

About the speaker

Shalini Shah, MD, is a fellowship-trained interventional pain physician who specializes in the care and treatment of adult and pediatric pain. She has extensive training in chronic pediatric pain disorders, specifically cancer pain, head and neck pain, abdominal pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), as well as spasticity and scoliosis disorders. Shah completed a pediatric pain fellowship at Harvard Medical School, with specialization in adult pain at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and pediatric pain at the Children's Hospital of Boston, where she trained under Charles Berde, MD, an international authority on pediatric pain management. Shah has a particular interest in alleviating chronic pain conditions with a multi-disciplinary and interventional approach. Peers, patients and the media routinely seek out Shah to discuss advances in pediatric pain management. As a noted expert in her field with several published medical journal articles, Shah also was featured in OC Metro Magazine as part of 2013's 40 Under 40.

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