Salida, Colorado-About 80 percent of adults experience lower back pain at some point in
their lifetimes, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke. HRRMC pain management physician James Leek, M.D., will host
a lunch & learn on causes and treatments of lower back pain on Tues.,
July 26, at noon in the hospital's second-floor conference rooms,
1000 Rush Drive, Salida.
Dr. Leek specializes in treating pain due to injury or illness. He uses
several modalities to treat pain including nerve blocks, injections, and
radiofrequency ablation, a minimally invasive procedure that uses electrical
current to heat small areas of nerve tissue. Dr. Leek also manages pain
using physical therapy, massage, exercise, medication and relaxation techniques.
Dr. Leek graduated from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York,
and completed his residency in anesthesiology with extensive pain management
training at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to relocating
to the Upper Arkansas Valley, Dr. Leek served at Langlade Hospital in
Antigo, Wisconsin, as director of the Department of Anesthesia for three
years, then as the director of the Department of Pain Management for 16
years. Most recently, Dr. Leek practiced with Advanced Pain Management
in Greenfield, Wisconsin, one of the largest pain management groups in the U.S.
The lunch & learn is free and open to everyone. Community members are
welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Beverages will be served.
For more information, call 719-530-2417 or visit www.hrrmc.com.