Baylor Scott and White Medical Center – Plano Hosts Joint Pain Seminar

By on April 12, 2017

Learn how to treat join pain

When I was younger, I enjoyed learning martial arts, dance and soccer. Now that I’m grown, I’m suffering the side effects from my strenuous younger days in the form of chronic knee and back pain! If you are one of the few who has never experienced knee pain when jogging, back pain after a long day on your feet, or any other type of long term joint pain, then you are lucky. For the rest of us, there are options for pain management – in a legal and healthy way!

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano is hosting a Joint Pain Seminar on April 19 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. This free event is designed to help chronic joint pain suffered find relief from pain and transition from a still life to a real life. During the seminar, you can find out what may be causing your joint pain for the hip and knee, as well as what treatment options are available. A complimentary light dinner and parking are also provided. And if you can’t make it this time, more Joint Pain Seminars will be held on June 21 and November 15.

Charles Toulson, MD, orthopedic surgeon on the Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano medical staff, will be leading the forum in the Education Center, Room 1 at 4700 Alliance Blvd. in Plano.

Toulson brings years of experience in the area of joint replacement and has authored many scientific articles related to orthopedic surgery and hematology. He is the recipient of many honors, including the Knee Society Grant Award and the Distinguished Medical Scholar Award of the University of North Carolina.

“We believe that Dr. Toulson’s fervent commitment to quality and patient-centered focus will further enhance our ability to offer advanced treatment options to our orthopedic patients,” said Jerri Garison, president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano in a recent press release.

According to the National Institute of Health, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined, with approximately one in four Americans having suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours. It is the leading cause of disability in the U.S.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano is dedicated to helping you manage and fix your joint paint. Their orthopedic specialists can help you get moving again. If your knee, hip or other pain is limiting your ability to work, play or enjoy normal activities, make an appointment today. The hospital offers comprehensive care, with specialists in joint replacement, sports medicine and general orthopedic needs; experienced care; individualized care, where specialists will look at your age, activity level and severity of injury to determine the right surgical or non-surgical treatment for you; timely care, with specialists who care about injury prevention and follow-up care; and trustworthy care, because multiple organizations have examined their quality and results to hold the hospital to the highest standards.

The hospital offers several surgery and treatment options for patients. For example, if you have a fracture or chronic pain in your wrist or hand, you can have hand surgery, artist surgery, trauma surgery, fracture repair and more. If you are injured or have arthritis or years of wear and tear on your joints, you can get a joint replacement surgery to help you move and feel better. Other treatments options are available such as a minimally invasive hip replacement, anterior supine total hip replacement, partial hip replacement/hip resurfacing, minimally invasive total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, arthroscopy, and fracture care. Joint replacement surgery can also be performed on the shoulders, ankles, feet, elbows and fingers. In addition, the orthopedic surgeons can help you reduce pain from herniated discs, spinal stenosis or other spinal-related problems; treat ligament, cartilage or tendon injuries; repair fractures, broken limbs, collarbones or kneecaps; revising earlier, unsuccessful surges; and so much more.

As the largest non-profit health care system in Texas, Baylor Scott & White Health was created from the combination of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare in 2013. Today, Baylor Scott & White includes 48 hospitals, more than 1,000 patient care sites, more than 5,500 active physicians and more than 44,000 employees. It’s core values are integrity, servanthood, teamwork, excellence, innovation and stewardship, and its mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing.

If you need relief from pain, make an appointment with the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Services at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano by going to their website or calling 1.844.BSWDOCS.

Because so many people are facing surgeries for joint pain and replacement, it’s important for patients to learn about how to find pain relief from trusted physicians and learn what their options are for treatment. Take the time to register for this free seminar online today, so you can start living a more active life tomorrow.

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master's degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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