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Friday, June 17, 2011 - Neurosurgeon Explains Solutions for Back Pain
Neurosurgeon Explains Solutions for Back Pain J. Eric Zimmerman, M.D., offers free seminar on June 24 Back pain is a symptom that may stem from a variety of conditions in the spine and typically can be eased through proper diagnosis and treatment. Chronic back pain can lead to inactivity, loss of conditioning, and changes in self-image, creating a significant impact on self-esteem and the activities of daily living. Munson Medical Center neurosurgeon J. Eric Zimmerman, M.D., will offer information on various causes of back pain and the corresponding treatment options at a special seminar from 6 - 8 p.m. on Friday, June 24, at Munson Community Health Center Meeting Rooms A & B. Participants will learn about: • Compression fractures, a condition that can occur as people age and vertebra crack and collapse. • Disc herniation, a condition that occurs when a spinal disc bulges and pushes outside of its normal boundary affecting nerves and creating back pain. • Spinal stenosis, a condition resulting from a narrowing of the spine. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required because seating is limited. For more information and to register, call 1-888-838-9160 or go to munsonhealthcare.org. Dr. Zimmerman has offices in Traverse City, Ludington, Manistee, Cadillac, and Gaylord. Munson Community Health Center is located at 550 Munson Ave. in Traverse City.