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Ashland, Ky. - The King’s Daughters Center for Advanced NeuroMedicine team invites area residents to join them from 4 to 7p.m. Thursday, May 3, to learn about advanced approaches to pain management, minimally invasive carpal tunnel surgery and brain health.

A free screening for carpal tunnel syndrome also will be available by appointment.

Presentations include:

·      Brain Health and Memory - Pramit Bhasin, M.D., board-certified neurologist, at 4:30 p.m.

·      Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel Surgery – Ondrej Choutka, M.D., board-certified neurosurgeon, at 5:30 p.m.

·      Advanced Approaches to Chronic Pain: Epidurals, Stimulators and Other Implantable Devices – Leon Briggs, M.D., interventional pain management specialist, at 6:30 p.m.

The open house will be held at the King’s Daughters Medical Specialties – Neurosurgery offices, Suite G20, Medical Plaza B, 613 23rd St., Ashland. RSVPs for the open house and talks are not required.

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve that runs through the carpal tunnel into the hand is compressed. CTS can berelated to certain medical conditions, hereditary factors or repetitive motions of the wrist or hands for an extended period of time.

People with carpal tunnel syndrome may experience tingling, numbness or weakness in the hands. Untreated, CTS can lead to permanent nerve/muscle damage. The CTS screening consists of a discussion of symptoms, a physical exam and a limited nerve conduction test.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for the carpal tunnel syndrome screening, please call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).

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