Free Seminar to Explain Shoulder Pain Treatment Options - Adventist HealthCare

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Media Contact: Tom Grant

Published on April 30, 2004

Press Release

Free Seminar to Explain Shoulder Pain Treatment Options

Rockville, MD - Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is planning a free seminar to explain the treatment options available for shoulder pain.

Dr. David Smink, a board-certified orthopedist with a specialty in sports medicine, will discuss ways of treating shoulder pain stemming from tendonitis, arthritis or rotator cuff problems. The seminar will take place on Monday, May 10, at 7:15 p.m. in the hospital's Weinschel Education Center.

"There are many non-surgical and surgical treatments available to alleviate shoulder pain," said Judy Lichty, Director of Prevention and Wellness for Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. "We're offering this seminar as a way of educating the public about the full spectrum of treatments for shoulder pain."

Non-surgical shoulder pain treatment can involve changing activities, resting the shoulder and undergoing physical therapy. Medication may sometimes be used to reduce inflammation and pain. These treatments often resolve shoulder pain, and surgery is unnecessary.

If surgery does become necessary, the Joint Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital offers a full range of orthopedic techniques designed to decrease pain and increase mobility, including rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic shoulder surgery and total shoulder replacement. Following a patient-focused, team-based approach to surgery, the physicians and staff of the Joint Center provide ongoing physical and emotional support to patients before surgery, during surgery, and throughout the recovery process.

Located in Rockville, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is a 274-bed acute care hospital that serves as a primary health care resource for more than 250,000 local residents. It is part of Adventist HealthCare, a non-profit network of health care providers that includes hospitals, home health agencies, nursing centers and other health care services.

For more information on the shoulder pain seminar, call (800) 542-5096.

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