Healthy Back Seminar scheduled for Nov 3

PARKER, CO – If you want to shop ‘til you drop, ski ‘til your legs ache, pick up that precious grandchild or just stay active into your senior years – you need to take steps to understand your risks for developing a bad back.

On Wednesday, November 3, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Life Care Center of Stonegate and Parker Adventist Hospital will host Healthy Back – a free education session for men and women of all ages. The public is welcome; the event will be held at Life Care Center of Stonegate in Parker.

Why does Back Health Matter?
HealthyPeople.Gov reports Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain. According to The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low back pain during the past three months.

Men and women are equally affected by low back pain, which can range in intensity from a dull, constant ache to a sudden, sharp sensation that leaves the person incapacitated. Pain can begin abruptly as a result of an accident or by lifting something heavy, or it can develop over time due to age-related changes of the spine. Sedentary lifestyles also can set the stage for low back pain, especially when a weekday routine of getting too little exercise is punctuated by strenuous weekend workout.

“It is vital that we know how to reduce our risk of developing back problems and arm ourselves with information if we fall victim” says Amber Torbert, RN, BSN Spine Clinical Coordinator at Parker Adventist Hospital. The public can RSVP to (303) 805-2085, ext. 4520.

What: “Healthy Back for Life” presentation – including resources and a demonstration of stretches and exercises
Speaker: Amber Torbert, BSN, RN – Parker Adventist Hospital
Where:  Life Care Center of Stonegate; 15720 Garden Plaza Drive, Parker 80134
RSVP:  by October 26, 2016 at phone: 303.805.2085 ext 4520 or

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