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Managing Chronic Back Pain

Millions of Americans suffer with chronic back pain. In this WLTX interview from earlier this month, Dr. Philip Toussaint of Lexington Brain and Spine Institute, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice, talks about the best ways to manage the problem. From therapy to surgery, there are a variety of methods.

 

    Notes from the Doctor:

~Most people have back pain at some point in their life.
~In many cases, you can treat back pain at hoe with ice or heat, anti-inflammatory medication and stretching.
~Patients with back pain that lasts more than a week or two should see their doctor.
~While surgery can help some kinds of back pain, it’s a last step in the treatment process. It’s important to be evaluiated and determine the exact cause of the pain in order to start adequate treatment.
~Causes for back pain range from trauma to arthritis, and doctors will customize a treatment plan for each patient. It may include medication, physical therapy or injection therapy – which are effective in most cases.

Lexington Brain and Spine Institute treats all kinds of neck and back problems. For more information, visit LexingtonBrainandSpine.com

And Then There Were Three!

Lexington Medical Center’s commitment to meeting the health care needs of its community continues with the completion of Lexington Medical Park 3. Located at 155 North Hospital Drive, this five-story, 175,460-sq-ft medical office building on the hospital’s main campus opened in August. It will be the new home of Lexington Brain and Spine Institute, Lexington Women’s Care and Lexington Oncology.

Lexington Brain and Spine Institute occupies suites 100 and 200, which make up half the building’s first floor and all its second floor. The new office features digital X-ray, four procedure rooms, a physical therapy gym and private physical therapy rooms. Lexington Brain and Spine Institute moved into its new location August 15.

Lexington Medical 3 building.

“Our new office space has nearly 40,000 square feet that will allow us to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care from day one of a patient’s symptoms to resolution. We have physical therapy, imaging, physiatry, pain management and neurosurgical services all within one office, providing both convenience and high quality medical and surgical care. We look forward to showing our new office to our existing and future patients,” said C. Philip Toussaint, MD, FAANS, neurosurgeon at Lexington Brain and Spine Institute.

Lexington Women’s Care moves into its new office on September 18. The practice, located in Suite 300, feature four labs, four ultrasound rooms, education and Centering™ rooms, and two procedure rooms. Suite 300 occupies the entire third floor of Lexington Medical Park 3.

Lexington Medical 3 building.

Lexington Oncology plans to move to the fourth and fifth floors (suites 400 and 500) of the new medical park in March 2018. With more than 60,000 square feet, the practice will be able to expand its infusion area from 40 infusion chairs to 68 infusion chairs, add another chemotherapy hood and an additional non-chemotherapy hood to the IV pharmacy and provide oral chemotherapy and support medications to patients through an in-office retail pharmacy.

Lexington Oncology will also add a 64-slice CT scanner and a five-ring PET/CT scanner, and expand its laboratory to accommodate future equipment for hematology, chemistry and genetic tumor marker testing. 

“Lexington Oncology is the only nationally certified Quality Oncology Practice Initiative® practice and Duke Medicine affiliate in the Midlands. These expansions will allow us to provide a multitude of enhanced and new services under one roof to better meet the needs of our growing patient population,” said Jon Bridges, MHA, CMPE, practice administrator for Lexington Oncology and Lexington Radiation Oncology.

Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery at Lexington Medical Center

In case you missed it, The State newspaper published a 12-page special health section on orthopaedics and neurosurgery at Lexington Medical Center. It showcases our services and features compelling stories of our patients. From sports medicine to pain management and total joint replacement, our hospital provides comprehensive care. Read the flip version of the section below.