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Learn about pain management at free hospital event
Hinsdale – Find relief from unresolved, chronic pain during a free program offered by Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s Pain Center of Excellence. Dr. Ahmed Elborno, the center’s medical director, will present a two-hour lecture about pain management and different methods of coping with pain at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale. To register, call (866) 533-7968.

“Patients might find dealing with chronic pain a frustrating experience,” Elborno said. “But with modern advances, there is no reason for people to suffer.”

Conditions that can cause chronic pain include back and neck disorders, reflex sympathy dystrophy, sciatica, spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, tennis elbow, headache, migraine and neuralgia.

Elborno invites people to learn how they can achieve pain relief without surgery through various minimally invasive, spinal procedures. For pain caused by inflamed, small joints of the spine, medial branch nerve block can temporary block it.

He will also discuss epidural steroid injections, a common treatment option that can relieve pain, discography – a diagnostic procedure that helps determine the source of pain – and two disc decompression procedures.

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s Pain Center of Excellence integrates a very challenging medical discipline, a unique business and leadership philosophy and a personal commitment to excellence by providing the highest quality, minimally invasive surgical and clinical pain management services.

The center’s cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic services enable patients to achieve improved function and a future where pain is controlled. Organized around the needs of patients with chronic or acute pain, the center is a premier regional treatment facility for chronic pain management. Its interdisciplinary medical team can provide understanding and encouragement where patients struggling with pain could not previously find answers.