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SSM Pain Care offers educational seminar on back pain treatments
Lower back pain is a common concern affecting up to 90 percent of Americans at some point in their lifetime – and up to 50 percent will have more than one episode. It is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days at work.
Lower back pain is not a specific disease, rather it is a symptom that may occur from a variety of different causes. Lower back pain is frequently associated with overuse or injury to the muscles or ligaments that support the spine. Herniated or ruptured discs in the spine, osteoarthritis or joint degeneration, and fractures of the vertebrae from trauma can place pressure on nerve roots and cause chronic pain.
Anyone suffering from chronic lower back pain is invited to a special presentation by Dr. Michael Boedefeld, a board-certified interventional pain specialist with SSM Pain Care at St. Clare Health Center. “Treatments for Relieving Back Pain” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the conference center at St. Clare Health Center, 1015 Bowles Avenue in Fenton.
Dr. Boedefeld will address the causes of lower back pain and the full range of advanced treatments now available to successfully manage and relieve pain, including:
- Injection therapies
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Implantable pain pumps
- Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty for vertebral compression fractures
The free program includes a light dinner. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 1-866-SSM-DOCS (1-866-776-3627) to register.
|Where||SSM St. Clare Health Center 1015 Bowles Ave, Fenton, MO 63026|
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|Time||6:00 pm–7:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About SSM St. Clare Health Center
SSM St. Clare Health Center, part of the SSM Health Care group of seven hospitals, is the newest in and around St. Louis. St. Clare is a state-of-the-art hospital that sought input on its design from doctors, patients, architects and patient advocates during a four-year planning process.
SSM St. Clare Health Center is the successor to St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, which closed March 30, 2009, as SSM St. Clare Health Center opened in Fenton.
St. Clare, born in 1212, formed her own community of sisters that depended on donations to survive. St. Clare, whose mission was to serve the poor, was an influential spiritual advisor to St. Francis of Assisi, popes and other church leaders.
SSM St. Clare Health Center has 154 all-private patient rooms, 30 emergency services exam rooms, 12 labor-delivery rooms and 10 OB/GYN patient rooms. All health records at the health center are electronically compiled with medical histories and test results available at the bedside.
There are 1,100 employees and 800 physicians on the health center medical staff. The 54-acre Fenton campus includes an outpatient care facility, a medical office building and an outpatient surgery center. SSM St. Clare Health Center also operates a Weight Loss Institute and a Sleep Center.
Other events here
- Heart Health Screening at St. Clare Health Center April 17, 2013 / July 17, 2013 / October 9, 2013, 8:00 am–11:00 am