July 5, 2006
Contact: Jerry Carey
Phone: (856) 566-6171
UMDNJ Program Targets Back Pain Relief
STRATFORD - A physician and an exercise specialist from the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine will team up to provide a comprehensive program on beating back pain on Wednesday, July 26, from noon to 1:30 p.m., in the medical school ’s Academic Center, on Laurel Road.
Dr. Millicent King, a physician at the University Pain Care Center, will discuss options for easing the most common form of back pain during a lecture on “Low Back Pain: Finding the Treatment That’s Right for You.” Dr. King’s lecture will cover a wide range of treatments including non-surgical interventions to reduce or eliminate pain.
She will also demonstrate osteopathic manual manipulation, a technique in which osteopathic physicians use their hands to gently and safely manipulate muscles and joints to provide pain relief. Along with Dr. King’s presentation, Bruce Heon, the program director for the University Wellness Center will demonstrate everyday exercises that individuals can do to avoid injuries that can cause back pain.
To register to attend this lecture, call the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine at (856) 566-6207 or e-mail to email@example.com.
UMDNJ is the nation's largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and its only school of public health, on five campuses. Last year, there were more than two million patient visits to UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction.