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Fremont Health will be holding a variety of free health screenings next week which focus on migraine headaches, as well as tendon and leg pain.

The private screenings will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15 at Fremont Health, 450 East 23rd Street.

The screenings be held by Dr. Jeffrey Himmelberg, who is an interventional radiologist, and will cover several health related issues such as migraine or cluster headaches, leg pain, and tendon pain.

Dr. Himmelberg offers a procedure for migraine or cluster headaches, facial pain (called trigeminal neuralgia, and maxillary pain (upper teeth root canal pain). The procedure is known as SphenoCath® SPG block, which only takes 15 minutes, does not require needles and is known to be effective in patients of all ages with minimal side effects.

Fremont Health will also be holding free screenings for those with leg pain.

According to released information, two common causes of leg pain are varicose veins, which are the result of malfunctioning valves in the veins in the legs, and peripheral arterial disease or PAD which is a problem with the arteries that supply blood to the extremities from the heart.

Along with migraine and leg pain screenings, there will also be screenings for tendon pain which includes tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, jumper’s knee, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis.

Those suffering from migraines, leg pain, or tendon pain are encouraged to call 402-727-3882 to schedule a private free screening. Screenings typically take around 15 minutes.

Along with the various screenings, Fremont Health is also offering a free Joint Pain Seminar next week.

The Joint Pain Seminar will be held on Wednesday, January 17th beginning at 5 p.m. on the third floor of Fremont Health’s Health Park Plaza.

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Dr. Eric Samuelson from OrthoNebraska at Fremont Health will speak about shoulder pain at the seminar and share information on common shoulder issues and treatments, both surgical and non-surgical.

Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and discuss concerns with leaders I orthopedic innovations and procedures.

Topics expected to be covered at the seminar include shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, frozen shoulder, and shoulder replacements.

The seminar is free to attend but registration is required as a light dinner will be provided. Those interested can register by calling 402-727-3882, or by going to www.fremonthealth.com.

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