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WCA Hospital Public Relations & Marketing Department
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Dr. Brooke Kelly Presents Program on Managing Back Pain


Brooke Kelly, DO, Physiatrist and Medical Director of Medical Rehabilitation Unit at WCA Hospital evaluates a patient for back pain. Dr. Kelly will be the featured physician speaker on Tuesday, June 26th, discussing signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and current treatments and pain management in back pain, at WCA Hospital Auditorium.

Jamestown, New York (Monday, June 18, 2012)—TheWCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation will present, “Managing Back Pain”, on Tuesday, June 26th from 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. The presentation will be held at the WCA Hospital Auditorium, 207 Foote Avenue, Jamestown.  Dr. Brooke Kelly, D.O., Physiatrist and Medical Director of the Medical Rehabilitation Unit at WCA Hospital and an expert on low back pain, will be the featured speaker. 

The Community presentation is open to the public.  Advanced registration is encouraged. To reserve your seat, contact WCA Hospital Public Relations at 664-8614.  Light refreshments will be served and there is no fee to attend.  Any individual wishing to learn more about the presentation may contact Linda Johnson, WCA Hospital Public Relations at 664-8614.

Dr. Kelly will discuss signs, symptoms and diagnosis of back pain including current treatments and pain management options.  WCA Hospital staff, Lisa Lebaron, licensed physical therapist at the WCA Center For Orthopedics Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, will be available to answer questions relating to physical therapy treatments that help manage back pain; and Janet Blume, R.N. from the pain management program at WCA Hospital will be on hand to answer questions.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, almost everyone will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.  This pain can vary from mild to severe.  It can be short-lived or long-lasting.  However it happens, low back pain can make many everyday activities difficult to perform.  There are many causes of low back pain.  It sometimes occurs after a specific movement such as lifting or bending. The presentation will discuss symptoms, current treatments and prevention.

To learn more about outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services at the WCA Center For Orthopedics, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, visit www.wcahospital.org.

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