Over 50 attend January seminars on alternative joint and muscular pain control procedures now available at Veterans Memorial Hospital


January Pain Control Seminars at VMH ... Pictured in the photos above, Dr. Dave Schwartz speaks with seminar participants during the January 23 and 24 Pain Control Seminars held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Over 50 interested community members attended these pain control presentations. Dr. Schwartz explained the two new options which are now available locally at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon to help with chronic joint and muscular skeletal pain, explaining these new procedures are providing options for people who have reached a point where there are really no other options, except for joint replacement, if that even is an option for them. Submitted photos.

Over 50 interested community members attended the two pain control presentations hosted by Dr. Dave Schwartz at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon January 23 and 24. Dr. Schwartz explained the two new options which are now available locally at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon to help with chronic joint and muscular skeletal pain, explaining these new procedures are providing options for people who have reached a point where there are really no other options, except for joint replacement, if that even is an option for them. He also spent time carefully answering the numerous questions about these procedures asked by those attending.

These new P.R.P. and stem cell procedures both involve injections and have been very successful in delaying total joint replacement. Dr. Dave Schwartz is the physician on the Veterans Memorial Hospital staff who performs both of these procedures.

“I have had a long-standing interest in stem cell injections. Up to this point, our only option for many patients has been steroid injections, which are helpful but carry many side effects with them, or moving onto total joint replacement, which is sometimes unsatisfactory,” states Dr. Schwartz. “Many have been traveling a great distance for these procedures. Offering them locally is a positive for the hospital and the surrounding communities.”

Both the P.R.P. and the stem cell procedures are considered same-day procedures, lasting just a few hours from the time a patient enters the hospital. All procedures are performed in the hospital’s own surgery department. 

For more information, call the Veterans Memorial Hospital Surgical Coordinator at 563-568-3411, and they will be able to arrange for a consultation.
 

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