" Taking the time to listen and be empathetic while encouraging function and activity, and educating our patients, is the best tool for successful outcomes." Steven Feinberg, MD
Chronic pain is a common reason for adults to seek medical care, greater than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. An estimated 40% of the working population in the United States seeks treatment for chronic pain, which is associated with restrictions in mobility and daily activities including work, dependence on opioids, anxiety, and depression, and poor perceived health or reduced quality of life.
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Steven Feinberg to discuss the ACPA Resource Guide to Chronic Pain Management.
Dr. Feinberg is a physiatrist and pain medicine specialist practicing in Palo Alto and an Adjunct Clinical Professor who teaches at the Stanford University Pain Service. Dr. Feinberg is a past president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM). He served as the California Society of Medicine & Surgery (CSIMS) 2001 President. He serves as co-author of the American Chronic Pain Association-Stanford 2021 ACPA Resource Guide to Chronic Pain Treatment. Dr. Feinberg served as Panel Chair on the ACOEM Chronic Pain Guidelines. He is on the AMA Guides Newsletter Advisory Board and the AMA Guides Editorial Panel and he serves as the ACOEM Representative on the AMA Pain Care Task Force. Dr. Feinberg is an Expert Reviewer for the Medical Board of California.