Hendersonville, N.C. (August 17, 2010)–Back pain affects 80 percent of Americans at some time  during their lives.  Keith Maxwell, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with Southeastern Sports Medicine, is pleased to offer a free presentation discussing “Back Pain” on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 6 p.m. at the Lelia Patterson Center, 1111 Howard Gap Rd., in Fletcher. Space is limited, so please call 828.687.3947 to register.

Keith Maxwell, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon with Southeastern Sports Medicine and is Chief of Staff for Park Ridge Health. Dr. Maxwell received his medical degree from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Georgia Baptist Medical Center in Atlanta. He also completed a fellowship at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery.

Since 1910, Park Ridge Health has provided healing, health and hope to the people of Western North Carolina. From the miracle of birth, to life’s emergencies, they are so much more than a hospital. The organization’s strength of purpose and passion for health is also aided by their relationship with the Adventist Health System – one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the nation. Today, Park Ridge is served by more than 1,100 team members and more than 200 physicians that can be found from Laurel Park to Arden, Asheville to Mills River. Their broad network of providers work closely together to provide the community with a comprehensive pathway to health. Experience the difference at parkridgehealth.org.