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Published on September 6, 2012

Dr. Bruce Hirshman

Joe Jacobson

Methodist Rehabilitation Center will present a free seminar on relieving back pain at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Embassy Suites in Ridgeland.

Seminar speakers will be pain management expert Dr. Bruce Hirshman of Jackson and physical therapist Joe Jacobson of Madison. The two will discuss the everyday causes of back pain, common myths about back pain and the most effective treatments.

Dr. Hirshman is board certified in pain management, anesthesiology and osteopathic manipulation and is a staff physician for Methodist Pain & Spine Center in Flowood.
Jacobson, director of outpatient services at Methodist Rehab, has a doctorate in physical therapy and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists. He is also a board-certified specialist in orthopedic physical therapy.

Methodist Outpatient Rehabilitation and Methodist Pain & Spine Center are located on Methodist Rehab’s Flowood campus, and the clinics’ physicians and therapists take a team approach to pain management. Together, they provide a variety of rehabilitation services, including interventional strategies, therapeutic exercise, low level laser light therapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, aquatic therapy, osteopathic manipulation, myofascial release, joint mobilization, acupuncture and more.

Those who wish to attend the seminar should RSVP by calling 601-936-8801 as seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served,

To find out more about Methodist’s outpatient services and the Pain & Spine Center, visit or call 601-936-8888.