Excruciating shoulder pain: Topic for Doc Talk lecture

BY MICHAEL SWARTZ

HARLINGEN — Shoulder pain. In some cases it can be so excruciating that the patient can hardly move or sleep. But, the good news is — treatment is available to help you regain your everyday physical activity, without pain. This is the topic of conversation, tonight, when Dr. Cynthia Garcia, Physiatrist and Partner-In-Care to HarlingenMedicalCenter, presents the next Doc Talk Lecture.

Dr. Garcia, who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation, will speak and answer questions on “Shoulder Pain Problems” tonight at 6 p.m. at the Harlingen Medical Center Medical Office Building (MOB) Conference Room, located at 5505 S. Expressway 77 (the building closest to the expressway, outside the hospital, on the first floor, in the conference room behind the elevators).

“Shoulder pain can be so severe that the patient can’t even wash their hair or shave their under-arms,” Dr. Garcia said.

The Harlingen Medical Center Doc Talk Lecture, this evening, is free and open to the community, and will feature health information provided. To RSVP, please call the Business Development and Marketing Department at 956-365-1848.

For more information on shoulder pain, Dr. Garcia’s office can be reached at 956-412-2200, or at rgrehab@riocenter.cc.