News Release

September 8, 2010

Contact: Chris Kaminski, 860-679-4352

Free Discovery Series on Chronic Spine Pain September 21

FARMINGTON, CONN. Ė Does painful burning, tingling or numbness in your back and legs stop you from enjoying everyday activities? Are medications or injections no longer working or causing unwanted side effects? The University of Connecticut Health Centerís Discovery Series will present a program to address these questions and more on Tuesday, September 21.

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

Experts from the UConn Health Centerís Comprehensive Spine Center will explore the causes of chronic spine pain and provide information about innovative treatments and technologies that can help individuals with chronic spine pain. Speakers will include:

The next Discovery Series program will be Tuesday, October 5, on the topic of heart rhythm disorders.

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