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Hospital hosts free program on lumbar spinal stenosis

La Grange – Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce a free educational program on minimally invasive treatments shown to relieve pain, numbness and weakness associated with lumbar spinal stenosis.

The condition causes narrowing of the lower spinal canal, which carries nerves, and can result in leg, buttock, groin and sometimes back pain.

“The good news is lumbar spinal stenosis is treatable,” said Dr. Sean Salehi, a neurosurgeon who treats patients at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. “With the appropriate attention, patients can regain mobility and generally improve their overall quality of life.”

Salehi will present the one-hour program at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the hospital’s Dixon Education Center, 5101 S. Willow Springs Road. He said treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis includes pain-relieving medicine, physical therapy and, in more serious cases, steroid injections or surgery.

Patients who attend the program will have the chance to ask questions and discuss the benefits and risks of individual treatment options.

To register to attend, visit www.keepingyouwell.com/almh or call (630) 856-7525.