Treatment of back pain the subject of a free CMHS Seminar

Diagnosing and treating back pain, along with the causes, will be the focus of a free seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 21, “Ouch! My Aching Back.” Community Memorial Health System is hosting the seminar as part of its 2018 Speaker Series.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Antulio Aroche, an orthopedic spinal surgeon. Dr. Aroche will discuss what causes back pain and how joint and bone problems have become a leading cause of disability that affects how people walk, run, lift, bend and play. He will review ways to diagnose back pain as well as treatment and rehabilitation options for patients.

Dr. Aroche is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine surgery. He was dual fellowship trained in orthopedic and neurosurgical spinal surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. Dr. Aroche completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Michigan State University in East Lansing. He is a member of the North American Spine Society, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and several honor societies. Dr. Aroche is an active staff member at Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura and Ojai Valley Community Hospital.

The Feb. 21 seminar will begin at 6 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St. Registration is free but reservations are required. For reservations, visit or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.

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