Many companies attend health fairs and public events in order to sell a product. However, for Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care, it’s the perfect venue to share the benefits of comprehensive pain management to individuals as well as employers.
The Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care took the opportunity to be present at ArcelorMittal’s Energy and Health Fair, The Valpo Chamber Network Night, and the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, all to provide information and treatment options to those in attendance.
“We understand that the physical and psychological effects of chronic pain can interfere with relationships, work, and leisure activities—virtually every area of life. The main reason we attend public events is to: listen to the health issues you’re experiencing, explain how our services may alleviate your pain, and share new information about different health topics,” said Ben Van Sickle, the Physician Liaison for Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care.
These fairs take place throughout the region through many community partners. Through education on pain management, Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care can help the workforce learn how chronic pain can be treated, which can lead to an improvement in employee productivity.
“Research indicates that employees suffering from chronic pain, on average, may have up to five non-productive work hours per week. It’s great for every one when employers provide employees the opportunity to learn more about health care. We want to empower patients to understand what is going on and make sure they have as much useful information and options as possible,” explained Van Sickle.
During these fairs, many ask questions related to back and neck pain as well as varicose veins, leg swelling, and other symptoms common to vein disease. All are symptoms that Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care can treat.
“Everyone was interested. They mentioned that they have issues in their legs and were told there is nothing they can do,” said Van Sickle of some visitors he’s encountered during past health fairs. “One of the reasons ArcelorMittal wanted us at their fair was because they see these issues a lot and know these jobs are prone to disease.”
Van Sickle was able to provide information on current services such as physical therapy, chiropractic services, trigger point massage, safe medication management, and vein treatments as well as a new service recently added, uterine fibroid embolization. Uterine fibroid embolization is a minimally invasive treatment that shrinks away symptomatic fibroids and alleviates symptoms without having to remove the uterus.
“Many have no idea that there is easy treatment out there for these issues,” said Van Sickle, driving home the importance of being present at public events throughout the community. Education and knowledge are a great way for employees, employers, and community members to fight misconceptions and a lack of disease treatment.
“We focus on multidimensional treatment of painful conditions,” said Dr. Chetan Puranik, founder of Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care. “Utilizing a variety of tools concurrently tends to produce the most effective results. Through these techniques, our goal is not only to decrease pain but also to improve function and minimize dependence on various medications.”
Centers for Pain Control and Vein Care will continue to provide resources to the community in an effort to improve health and quality of life for those dealing with chronic pain and/or vein disease.
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