Presentation By Orthopedic Spine Surgeon At Bristol Regional To Provide Information About Back Pain

For those who have ever exclaimed, “Oh, my aching back!” an upcoming presentation will arm them with helpful information that could improve their quality of life.

Dr. Morgan Lorio, an orthopedic surgeon at Bristol Regional Medical Center, will provide a free seminar Monday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 p.m. about lower back pain. Titled “Supporting Your Back,” the event will be held in the Magnolia Room of the hospital’s Conference Center.

“Whether you work at a job that involves a lot of bending or spend your weekends performing a variety of tasks around the house, the risk of developing lower back pain is ever present,” said Dr. Lorio, a medical doctor. “Hopefully, people have learned techniques to avert back pain, but for those people already suffering from it, there is hope.”

During his presentation, Dr. Lorio will discuss:

  • Symptoms of lower back pain attributed to degenerative disc disease and sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Prevention of lower back pain, including nonsurgical treatment options
  • Surgical treatment options, including innovation in minimally invasive techniques

He will also highlight changes in the spine as one grows older and how they can cause back and leg pain, as well as provide examples of exercises people can perform to maintain a strong and healthy spine.

Medical journals and studies say lower back is second only to the cold as a cause of primary care visits in the United States. About 90 percent of adults have experienced back pain at some point in their lives. It is responsible for direct care expenses ranging from $5 billion to more than $20 billion annually in the United States.

Dr. Lorio has practiced at Bristol Regional since 2001. He is certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Board of Spine Surgery. He graduated from medical school at Louisiana State University Medical Center and completed residencies in general surgery and orthopedic surgery at State University of New York – Buffalo. He has also completed several focused fellowships in multiple fields, including spine surgery.

No reservations are necessary for Dr. Lorio’s presentation, but seating is limited. For more information, please call Wellmont Nurse Connection at 1-877-230-NURSE.