Reeve Summit Features Expert-Led Session on Managing Pain in Paralysis

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on January 17, 2020 # Health, Events, Reeve Summit

Chronic painParalysis and pain often go hand-in-hand. Some studies suggest as many as 80 percent of people living with paralysis experience chronic pain, a proportion that is constant whether paralysis happened one year ago or 25 years ago. Pain in paralysis is multi-faceted and complex and has serious physical and psychological consequences in people living with chronic spinal cord injuries. Controlling pain is critical to the overall health and well-being of people with paralysis. Research suggests that becoming better educated about pain management can enhance one’s quality of life.

At the upcoming Reeve Summit 2020: Where Care, Cure and Community Connect, pharmacist and integrative health expert Jay Gupta will present “Pain Management and Medication,” a session focused on gaining a better understanding of pain medications and how to use them safely and effectively.

Jay Gupta is a registered community pharmacist who specializes in medication therapy management and is passionate about drug education, reconciliation, and strategies for reducing polypharmacy. He has pioneered integrative medicine approaches that seek to decrease reliance on multiple prescription medications and prevent prescription medicine overuse and abuse. He is the Director of Pharmacy and Integrative Health at Harbor Care Health and Wellness in Nashua, N.H., and co-founded YogaCaps, Inc. and RxRelax, where he has worked with hospitals, clinics, and community centers to encourage sustainable lifestyle changes as a strategy for both managing medical conditions and preventing chronic disease. He has received a number of awards and honors for his innovative work and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of health topics for professionals and lay audiences alike.

The Reeve Summit will be held at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C., from February 26-28, 2020.

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