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Back Pain: Minor Ache or a Major Problem? 

Back pain is the No. 2 reason Americans miss work each year – only the common cold causes more absences. So doing something about back pain – treating it, preventing it – is crucial to workers and employers alike. 

 

Kim Green, R.N., MSN, Center for Advanced NeuroMedicine, discusses back pain treatment and preventative measures you can take to avoid it. This free educational session takes place Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Park Board Room in King’s Daughters Parkview Café, 2201 Lexington Ave. 

 

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting eight out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Most tend to self-treat their pain, but if back pain is improperly diagnosed and treated it can become disabling. 

“I want to educate the public on symptoms and the treatment options available,” Green said.   

Common causes of back pain involve disease or injury to the muscles, bones, and/or nerves of the spine. Pain arising from abnormalities of organs within the abdomen, pelvis or chest also may be felt in the back. 

Kim Green is a spine navigator/nurse associate with the Center for Advanced NeuroMedicne. 

This event is open to anyone, although reservations are requested. Reserve your seat by calling 1-888-377-KDMC (5362). Light refreshments will be provided. Convenient parking is available in the lot at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 22nd Street, next to the KDMC Human Resources building. 

 

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