We are discussing nutrition and chronic musculoskeletal pain. This episode is an update because if you went into PubMed and looked for a systematic review or a meta-analysis on how diet and nutrition influence or impact chronic musculoskeletal pain, you would have only found one review. I'm excited to introduce you to a researcher who is also a physiotherapist who has completed the second systematic review. It was available in the March 2020 Journal of Clinical Medicine. It's an open access paper. The title of that review is Do Nutritional Factors Interact with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain? A Systematic Review.
My expert guest is Omer Elma. He has been a physiotherapist since 2014 and he is pursuing his PhD with the Pain In Motion research group with a focus on the link between chronic musculoskeletal pain and nutrition. We'll discuss the findings of his systematic review that investigated the interaction between nutrition and chronic musculoskeletal pain. The mechanisms of action between nutrition and pain, how diet and nutrition interact with central pain processing mechanisms. The role of the gut microbiome and its interaction between nutrition and pain. Finally, how nutritional factors affect the sensitization of the central nervous system. Let's meet Omer Elma and look at how nutrition factors influence musculoskeletal pain.
Our expert guest is Professor Matteo Castaldo. He graduated as a physiotherapist in 2007. After a few years of practice and many courses in Manual Therapy, he decided to pursue a research PhD where they focus on chronic neck pain, chronic headache, its mechanisms and central sensitization. He's working as a post-Doctoral researcher exploring headaches and other chronic pain syndromes. He works part-time as a treating clinician specializing in headache and neck pain, as well as teaches post-graduate courses to a physical therapist and medical doctors. In this episode, you'll know all about the role of biomechanics and neck-related structures and headache type pain, how to properly assess headache and neck pain. Why physical therapy is helpful for treating these conditions and the shared mechanisms between neck pain, headache, and central sensitization.
Before we begin it, don't forget there's still time to take advantage of our summer 2020 free book giveaway. All you have to do is visit our show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review and then fill out the form by going to the URL, www.IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com/giveaway. I'll send you a free copy of my book, Heal Your Pain Now. Remember, there are only 50 copies available. Take advantage of this limited offer while it lasts. Let's begin and let's meet Professor Matteo Castaldo and learn about neck pain and chronic headaches.
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