Spectrum Health Hosts Spinal Stenosis Seminar

Spectrum Health will host a free seminar on the diagnosis and treatment of spinal stenosis on Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Calvin College’s Prince Conference Center in Grand Rapids.

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that causes pressure on nerves, resulting in pain or weakness in the back or legs. People with spinal stenosis often:

  • Are born with a narrow spinal canal
  • Are 50 years of age or older
  • Have had previous injury or surgery of the spine

Dr. James R. Stubbart, a surgeon with Spectrum Health and Orthopedic Associates of Grand Rapids, will discuss the condition and treatment options that can help patients restore mobility and improve quality of life. Stubbart specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of spinal disorders and orthopedic trauma.

Registration is required by calling (616) 774-7600.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan that offers a full continuum of care through its seven hospitals, more than 140 service sites and 560,000-member health plan, Priority Health.’Spectrum Health’s 14,000 employees, 1,500 medical staff members and 2,000 volunteers are committed to delivering the highest quality care to those in medical need.’The organization provided $98.6 million in community benefit during its 2007 fiscal year. Spectrum Health has earned more than 50 national awards during the past 10 years.