LEWISTON/WINTHROP — “Surgical and Non-Surgical Approaches to Treatment of Back Pain” is the topic of a special presentation set for October in Lewiston and Winthrop.

Orthopaedic surgeon Michael F. Regan, M.D., and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Matt M. McLaughlin, M.D., will discuss the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of back pain.

“There is no cookie-cutter approach to successfully managing back pain,” says Regan, one of the region’s experts on back problems. “Sometimes surgery is the best option for treating back pain, but sometimes conservative treatment with physical therapy is the best course of action. Appropriate evaluation of each patient is essential to determining the best care plan.”

Regan is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery, general orthopaedics and total joint surgery. He practices with Central Maine Orthopaedics and Maine Spinecare, both in Auburn.

McLaughlin also practices with Central Maine Orthopaedics and Maine Spinecare.

The first presentation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the Chairmen’s Rooms, on the lower level of the 12 High Street Medical Office Building on the Central Maine Medical Center campus in Lewiston.

The program will be offered again from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Winthrop Performing Arts Center, 211 Rambler Road, Winthrop.

To register or for more information call the Central Maine Orthopaedic Institute at 344-2288.

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