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Episode 61: Chronic Pain In Obesity


Chronic Pain In Obesity

People with obesity tend to suffer more often from different types of chronic pain than people who do not have obesity. Some of the well-known pain medications frequently cause further side effects. This gets us thinking: Is there any way we could relieve pain without medicine? In today’s episode, we have Dr. Sheetal DeCaria with us. She is an expert in the field of Pain Medicine and Integrative Medicine. Join us today as we tackle everything about chronic pain in obesity – what causes it, how it happens, and the different ways we could relieve it. 


Key Learnings

Listen to this conversation with Dr. Sheetal DeCaria and learn:

  • How Dr. DeCaria was introduced to pain and integrative medicine
  • Common aches and pains in people suffering from obesity
  • Biochemical factors that cause non-mechanical pains 
  • Conventional medicine vs Integrative medicine
  • Ways to reduce pain in obese and non-obese patients
  • Types of therapies to help get rid of the pain
  • The benefits of Mind-Body Therapy
  • Dr. Andrew Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid
  • All about Dr. DeCaria’s book – Break the Chronic Pain Cycle: A 90-Day Program to Diagnose and Eliminate the Root Cause of Pain


Different Types of Therapies to Get Rid of Pain

  1. Physical therapy
  2. Aqua therapy 
  3. Mind-Body therapy
    • Stress-reduction
    • Mindfulness meditation
    • Yoga
    • Tai Chi


Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid by Dr. Andrew Weil



Dr. Avishkar Sabharwal

“…Just treating the pain itself may not be enough, you need to find out the underlying cause of the pain.”


Dr. Sheetal DeCaria

It’s important to try to you know, keep those muscles engaged, keep your muscles working and strong. Because even if you don’t have pain, now, you may have pain in the future.”



Dr. Sheetal DeCaria: Revitalize Wellness Center


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