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Community Joins Florida Hospital Fish Memorial for “Talk Back to Pain”


ORANGE CITY, Fla., April 29, 2014 – On April 24, more than 30 community members joined Florida Hospital Fish Memorial at the DeBary Golf and Country Club for “Talk Back to Pain,” a free seminar on back pain.

Presented by Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s board certified orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Stephane Lavoie, attendees learned about comprehensive spine and orthopaedic treatments. 

“Osteoporosis is a public health problem,” Lavoie said. “Only a third of fractures will cause enough pain for someone to go to the doctor and fractures among the vertebrae can truly affect one's wellbeing.”

As the first fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon in the Sanford and West Volusia area, Lavoie explained to the audience that surgery is always the last option; before resulting to surgery, patients with back pain should try physical therapy or injections. 

About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With 175-beds, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial provides exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeBary, Deltona, Orange City and Sanford communities. Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. 

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Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s board certified orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Stephane Lavoie spoke to more than 30 community members at the DeBary Golf and Country Club about back pain.