Supporting Patients With Pain and Addiction
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 9, Number 1, January 2021
Ajay Manhapra, MD
Section Chief, Pain Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services, Hampton VA Medical Center. Assistant Professor, Departments of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Psychiatry, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA; Lecturer in Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
Dr. Manhapra has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Dr. Manhapra works with patients with disabling chronic pain, many of whom meet criteria for substance use disorders. He describes his approach to these intersecting phenomena, the biology of pain and its relationship to the reward system, and outlines an approach to improving function among patients with addiction and severe pain.