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Treating Children with Chronic Pain Webinar

Dr. Shalini Shah

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 the effective ways to diagnose common pain issues in children and new approaches for alleviating their chronic pain.

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

This webinar originally aired on September 17, 2014 at 11a.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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