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4 0 F I T 2 0 1 4 - 2 0 1 5 Back pain will afect up to 80 percent of adults at some point in their lives, according to Dr. Jason Lewis of Commonwealth Pain Associates. While most back pain is temporary, lasting only a couple of weeks or months, some people experience chronic symptoms. Te physicians at Commonwealth Pain Associates are comprehensive spine specialists utilizing promising treatments for patients with chronic back pain. Tey are dedicated to helping these patients regain control of their lives. Spinal Cord Stimulation is an exciting procedure becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of many causes of chronic back pain. Tis revolutionary treatment works by blocking pain signals from traveling through the spinal cord to the brain. It involves a small device placed near the spinal cord in the epidural space. Te spinal stimulator device delivers low-level electrical impulses that interfere with the perception of chronic nerve pain. Maybe it's time you considered spinal cord stimulation. How do you know if you are candidate? Have conservative therapies failed you? Have you been told you would not beneft from additional surgery? You might be a candidate if your medications are no longer efective, you have coexisting leg or arm pain, you no longer want to be dependent on medications or your level of daily activities has diminished. Other indications include Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Sciatica, Diabetic Neuropathy and Peripheral Vascular Disease. Visit to learn more or call Commonwealth Pain Associates, 120 Executive Park, for a consultation: (502) 855-7200. Louisville's Commonwealth Pain Associates Offers Hope for Chronic Back Pain Sufferers With Spinal Cord Stimulation Ken Combs Running Store is a specialty-sports store in the heart of St. Matthews dedicated to runners, other ftness-minded people and the local community. It's been family owned and community- minded since 1980, donating money and prizes for local walks and races, rafes, fundraisers, schools, clubs and events. Larry Holt, Ken Combs' stepson, carries on the personal service and commitment to community Louisvillians have come to expect from the small, independent business. Larry is part of our city's rich running tradition and part of the community that keeps things happening. Buy local. Ken Combs Running Store: 4137 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40207; (502) 895-3410; Hours: Mon.- Fri.: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun.: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Ken Combs Running Store , Louisville's Friend Pre-surgical exercise for joint replacement can be very benefcial to enhanced recovery. Balance and independent activity improve more rapidly, progression to cane is safer and climbing and rising from a chair or toilet are less diffcult. Patients will feel more prepared for the upcoming operation. — Ernest Eggers, M.D., Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic Think lifestyle change, not short term diet. Permanent weight loss is not something that a "quick- fx" diet can achieve. Popular diets can help jumpstart your weight loss, but permanent changes in your lifestyle and food choices are what will work in the future. — Dr. Vincent Lusco, Louisville Surgical Associates Know the signs and symptoms of a stroke with the FAST acronym; it could save your life. F: Face, does one side of the face droop? A: Arm, does one arm drift downward? S: Speech, is it slurred or strange? T: Time, call 9-1-1 as soon as you notice these signs. Time lost is brain lost. — Ajmal Bangash, MD; Board Certifed Neurologist; Floyd Memorial Stroke Center HT

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