Baldwin Bone & Joint Fellowship-Trained Pain Management Specialist to Provide Free Community Lunch & Learn Talk in Orange Beach – Recognizing September as National Pain Management Awareness Month
Dr. Richard Webb to Speak on Latest Treatments for Relief of Chronic Pain on September 14
Daphne, Ala. (Aug 24, 2022) – Dr. Richard Webb, fellowship-trained pain management specialist, will discuss treatments for chronic pain at a free community education seminar on Wed., Sept. 14, 2022. The seminar includes a complimentary lunch.
Webb will present “Effective Treatment for the Relief of Chronic Pain” at the Orange Beach Adult and Senior Activity Center, located at 26251 Canal Road, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The seminar coincides with National Pain Awareness Month, which is observed during September every year as a time for pain professionals and activists to educate the public on issues and current treatment options related to chronic pain and the estimated 50 million people across the country facing this condition.
Webb has a passion for functional improvement and pain reduction in patients and offers various treatments for patients with spinal disorders, joint issues, cancer-related pain, complex neurologic conditions as well as general work and athletic-related injuries. Additionally, Webb is involved in the advancement of novel, ultrasound-guided procedures for precision guided interventional pain management.
“Functional improvement is what leads to a better quality of life. All of medicine should be focused on improvement in quality of life, and that is what my focus is as well – getting my patients back to enjoying life,” Webb said. (Photo: Richard Webb, M.D.)
Webb holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Political Science from Mississippi State University, a law degree from the Mississippi College School of Law, a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida School of Law. Additionally, he completed his medical doctorate at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, a four-year anesthesia residency, and pain medicine fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He holds board certifications in anesthesiology and pain medicine from the American Board of Anesthesia.
Webb also served as an instructor for both the University of Mississippi’s Department of Anesthesia, where he helped develop a rotation for Interventional Pain Management, and the University of California’s School of Medicine, where he taught courses on the proper prescribing of controlled substances, ethics and the federal and state laws governing controlled substances.
There is no charge to attend the seminar; however, space is limited, and reservations for the seminar and complimentary lunch are required by calling (251) 981-3440 by Friday, Sept. 9.
About Baldwin Bone & Joint
Since 1989, Baldwin Bone & Joint has provided expert orthopaedic care to patients of all ages, with all conditions. As fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and experienced clinicians, they are recognized leaders in the field of orthopaedics, providing the most current treatment available. With 22 licensed medical providers on staff, Baldwin Bone &. Joint is the largest orthopaedic specialty practice in Baldwin County. Office locations include Daphne, Bay Minette, Foley and Atmore. Specialized clinics available are The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint, The Center for Sports Medicine, The Shoulder Center at Baldwin Bone & Joint and The Osteo Health Clinic. To learn more visit www.baldwinboneandjoint.com or call (251) 625-2663.
SEPTEMBER: NATIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT AWARENESS MONTH
- Pain costs $100 billion annually in lost work days, medical expenses and other benefit costs (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health).
- Pain causes more disability than cancer and heart disease combined (National Medical Association).
- 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain each year, and another 25 million experience acute pain caused by injury or surgery.
- Lower back pain is the most common form of acute pain and is the fifth most common cause for all physician visits. It is responsible for direct health care expenditures of more than $20 billion annually.
- Muscle pain, one of the most common types of acute pain, affects 53 percent of Americans.
- Approximately 30 to 40 percent of Americans diagnosed with cancer experience moderate to severe pain, with 90 percent of people who have a more advanced diagnosis of cancer experiencing significant amount of pain.