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Managing Chronic Noncancer Pain in the Primary Care Setting 

Managing Chronic Noncancer Pain in the Primary Care Setting
Managing Chronic Noncancer Pain in the Primary Care Setting

Brian M. Shelley

and George D. Comerci Jr.

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date: 24 September 2021

This chapter explores the idea of a negative association between pain and obesity that goes beyond mechanical overload. The emerging evidence reviewed here elucidates potential connections between these conditions, including systemic inflammation. It suggests that we can reduce pain, disability, and related co-morbidities for our patients with even modest weight loss and fitness interventions.

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