Thursday, April 8, 2010

Back, Leg and Neck Pain: When to Seek Medical Advice

Recurrent pain in the back, legs and neck is one of the most common reasons people visit their doctors. A better understanding of the causes of pain and the diagnostic process to identify the problem will help you find the right solution.

At this free seminar, Hajeer Sabet, M.D., an orthopedic spine surgeon on Sentara Potomac Hospital’s Medical Staff, will discuss some of the common causes of back pain, leg pain and sciatica and the different types of problems that can cause each. He’ll also discuss different ways to get relief – from what questions to ask your doctor to lifestyle changes, physical therapy, medical treatment and new surgical options, including minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Join us on Tuesday, May 4, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hylton Education Center at Sentara Potomac Hospital. This program is free but registration is required. To register, call Sentara Potomac's Health Connection at 703-221-2500 or register online under Special Programs.