News Release

October 19, 2009

Contact: Chris Kaminski, 860-679-4352

Free Program on Spine Care at UConn Health Center November 12

FARMINGTON, CONN. Ė Neck and back pain are the two primary symptoms of all spine-related conditions. Experts from the University of Connecticut Health Centerís Comprehensive Spine Center will present information on how to treat and relieve neck and back pain at a free Discovery Series program Thursday, November 12.

The program starts at 7 p.m. in the UConn Health Centerís Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232, or register online at

Speakers include physiatrist Dr. Joseph Walker III, who will address the nonsurgical treatment of neck and back pain; orthopaedic surgeon Dr. R. Alexander Mohr, who will explore the latest advances in surgical options; and neurosurgeon Dr. Patrick Senatus, who will present information about the use of spinal cord stimulation. Dr. Hilary Onyiuke, director of the Comprehensive Spine Center, will moderate the program.

More information about the Comprehensive Spine Center, part of the New England Musculoskeletal Institute, is available at

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