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August 28, 2023

Understanding Chronic Pain: Offering Hope Through Relief and Management Tools

Local Fellowship-Trained Pain Management Specialist to Provide Complimentary Community Talks in Baldwin County

DAPHNE, AL (August 28, 2023) – September is National Pain Awareness Month, a time to bring attention to the millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain. This annual event was first established in 2001 by the American Chronic Pain Association to educate people about the various types of pain and how to manage it. From physical therapy and mindfulness activities to medication and lifestyle changes, there are many ways to help safely reduce pain levels and improve overall functioning.

The public is invited to learn more by attending one of two complimentary lunch and learn events in Baldwin County featuring Dr. Elliott Pennington, fellowship-trained pain management specialist with the Baldwin Bone & Joint orthopaedic team. Dr. Pennington will speak on, “Understanding Chronic Pain – Offering Hope Through Relief and Management Tools.”

Wednesday, September 13 (11 am – 12 noon):
Foley Senior Center
304 E Rose Ave, Foley, Al
RSVP: 251-943-1877

Tuesday, September 19 (11 am – 12 noon):
Orange Beach Adult Activity Center
26251 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL
RSVP: 251-981-3440

August 2, 2023

Media Coverage Report – August 2023

August 1, 2023
Lagniappe Mobile | IN THE NEWS
Dr. James Hicks, a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, joined the orthopaedic specialist team at Baldwin Bone & Joint. Hicks will work with Dr. Charles Gordon, Dr. Elliott Pennington and the Spine Institute team beginning Sept. 18. Hicks brings an experienced, committed and highly trained focus on complex surgeries, including motion preservation surgery.

July 17, 2023

The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint Welcomes Fellowship-trained Spine Surgeon To Orthopaedic Team

Daphne, Ala. (July 17, 2023) – Baldwin Bone & Joint is pleased to announce the association of Dr. James Hicks, fellowship-trained spine surgeon, to its orthopaedic specialist team. Hicks will join Dr. Charles Gordon, Dr. Elliott Pennington and The Spine Institute team at Baldwin Bone & Joint beginning September 18th.

“As a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, I have spent my professional life focused on complex surgeries while guided by a philosophy of providing excellent, compassionate care to my patients,” Hicks said.

Hicks brings an experienced, committed, and highly trained focus on complex surgeries, including motion preservation surgery, to the orthopaedic practice. As the name suggests, motion preservation surgery refers to surgical methods used in place of conventional spinal fusion that preserve the natural movement of the spine in the affected area.

June 9, 2023

Daphne-based Baldwin Bone & Joint Welcomes Pain Management Specialist To Orthopaedic Team

Daphne, Ala. (June 1, 2023) – Baldwin Bone & Joint is pleased to announce the association of Dr. Elliott Pennington to its team of fellowship-trained orthopaedic specialists, furthering the practice’s commitment to providing leading-edge comprehensive pain management solutions to the residents of the Gulf Coast.

A native of the Gulf Coast, Pennington received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and his medical degree from the University of South Alabama. He completed a clinical anesthesia residency and fellowship training in interventional pain medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

“Something that’s really exciting about pain management as a specialty is the rapid nature of how technology is changing what we can offer our patients,” Pennington said. “A huge benefit of joining the team at Baldwin Bone & Joint is the integrated nature of the clinic. We can work together as a team to create a plan for each individual patient and tailor their treatment to help improve their quality of life.”
March 16, 2023

Long-time Spine Surgeon, Dr. Paul Canale, to retire after 19 years of orthopaedic practice with Baldwin Bone & Joint

Daphne, Ala. (March 16, 2023) – After 19 years with the Daphne-based orthopaedic practice, Baldwin Bone & Joint announces the retirement of Dr. Paul Canale. Dr. Canale completed two fellowships, one in foot & ankle and the other specializing in complex spine surgery. With more than 20 years successfully treating neck and spine conditions, Canale also served as Founder and Medical Director of The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint.
“In the practice of complex spine surgery, we so often see patients struggling with debilitating pain, resulting in depression and difficulty working to provide for their family. My goal was to relieve that pain and bring comfort and wellbeing to those in need. I am deeply gratified to have worked in partnership with my patients to see them transition from a condition of misery to seeing a relaxed, charming individual’s true personality,” Canale said.