Suffering from Back or Neck Pain? Attend Free Seminar on April 11


Millions of people suffer daily with chronic back and neck pain. The cause of the pain can be from different sources – nerves, muscles, degenerative disc disease, arthritis and other conditions. If you are suffering from back or neck pain or know someone who is, plan to attend a free seminar – Oh My Achy Back! - given by Emerson Hospital on Tuesday, April 11 at 1:30 pm at the Gleason Public Library in Carlisle.

Attendees will explore the latest treatment options with Robert Whitmore, MD, Lahey neurosurgeon and Arthur Lee, DO, interventional physiatrist, both with the Emerson Spine Program. Attendees will discover contemporary techniques including injections and rehabilitative and complementary therapies, which help relieve pain and improve mobility.

Dr. Whitmore is a highly skilled neurosurgeon who joined Lahey Hospital and Medical System and the Emerson Spine Program at Emerson Hospital in 2013. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and a fellowship in minimally invasive spinal surgery and complex spinal instrumentation at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Whitmore is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Tufts School of Medicine and is nationally-recognized for his research on spinal surgery outcomes.

Dr. Arthur Lee, DO is Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Director of the Emerson Spine Program, focusing on interventional physiatry and pain management.  He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and completed a residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He also did a fellowship in pain management at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Dr. Lee is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation as well as pain management. He also serves on the Advocacy Committee of the North American Spine Society.

Call 978-369-4898 or visit[] to reserve your spot for the Oh My Achy Back! seminar.  The program is presented by the Carlisle Council on Aging and Gleason Public Library.

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Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit[].