Learn about spine health on Thursday, April 26

Salem Health invites you to attend its annual spine fair and forum on Thursday, April 26, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Kroc Center in Salem.

This free event, called “Your spine. Your health.” kicks off with a health fair that includes interactive health screenings. The health fair, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., provides attendees an opportunity to get a good feel for their spine health through bone density checks and posture screenings. Therapists will also help attendees test their balance, minimize back pain when gardening and demonstrate exercises to promote back health.

From 6:30-7:30 p.m., the spine forum will feature Dr. Maurice Collada, Salem Spine Center Medical Director, discussing diagnosis and treatment options; Chris Kleronomos, DAOM, FNP, Willamette Health Partners Comprehensive Pain Center provider, speaking on spinal nerve function and pain; and Julie Tucker, physical therapist at the Salem Hospital Regional Rehabilitation Center,  sharing information on understanding your spine.

The spine forum concludes with a panel discussion from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Salem Health’s featured speakers are joined by Salem Rehabilitation Associate’s Steve Truong, physiatrist.

“There will be something for everyone,” says Dr. Maurice Collada, neurosurgeon. “Attendees will get a good overview of the spine and its function, as well as how physicians diagnose spine issues and help you improve your spine health.”

The forum is free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. To register, call 503-814-CHEC (2432) or go online to The Kroc Center is located at 1865 Frey Dr. NE in Salem.

The Salem Spine Center, Willamette Health Partners Comprehensive Pain Center, Salem Hospital Regional Rehabilitation Center and Community Health Education Center (CHEC), all part of Salem Health, are hosting this educational, community event.

Salem Health includes Salem Hospital, West Valley Hospital, Willamette Health Partners and other affiliated healthcare organizations offering quality care to people in and around Oregon’s Willamette Valley.