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    Nonsurgical Treatment for Chronic Pain Explored at a Free CMHS Seminar on Feb. 27

    (Ventura, California) Chronic pain is a silent monster that haunts nearly one in five Americans and can stand in the way of even the most basic daily activities. Effective chronic pain treatment is often elusive, but recently, many patients have been reclaiming their lives with HF10, a new spinal cord stimulation therapy that brings significant relief. 

    Join Community Memorial Health System at a free seminar to find out if this treatment is right for you. The seminar takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Ventura. Titled “When Back Surgery is Not the Answer,” the seminar is hosted by Community Memorial Health System as part of its 2020 Speaker Series. 

    Dr. Michael Dorsi will discuss HF10, a nonsurgical treatment that has been shown to treat back, leg, neck and arm pain as well as peripheral neuropathy. Common candidates for the new implant are those with chronic pain who previously had spinal surgery and didn’t get relief, people with back or leg pain that lacks a surgical fix, or people who can’t have back surgery due to other health conditions. HF10 also is an option for patients who had spinal stimulators in the past with older technology that produces uncomfortable tingling sensations or just didn’t provide long-term relief.

    Dr. Dorsi specializes in neurosurgery with subspecialty expertise in brain, spine and peripheral nerve surgery. He received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, trained in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, and completed an advanced spinal care fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Dorsi, a pioneering neurosurgeon who is among the first to implant the HF10, is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

    The Feb. 27 seminar begins at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County, 100 E. Main St. Registration is free but reservations are required. For reservations, visit or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.

    Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, the Centers for Family Health, and various outpatient centers serving communities located within Ventura County, California.

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