April 5, 2010

‘The Back Book’ author to speak at upcoming luncheon

At 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, at the Johns Hopkins Club, JHU Press author and Johns Hopkins surgeon Ziya L. Gokaslan will discuss his new book, The Back Book, which offers expert advice on the causes and complexities of back pain and the various paths to diagnosis and treatment.

Stressing the importance of individualized treatment, Gokaslan will comment on reasonable expectations for surgical and nonsurgical treatment; the possibilities, risks and limitations of back surgery; and the process of selecting the right surgeon.

Eighty percent of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives.

Admission is $20. Johns Hopkins Club members should contact the club to make reservations; nonmembers can contact Jack Holmes at 410-516-6928 to attend as a Friend of the Press.