St. Luke's HealthNow Special to Re-Air on May 20

The topic, Comprehensive Spine, a co-production of St. Luke's University Health Network and ASR Media Productions, details a variety of treatments for back pain and injuries.
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. - May 8, 2019 - PRLog -- The only program of its kind in the region to treat lower back and neck pain with physical therapy as the first option, St. Luke's Comprehensive Spine strives to improve patient's discomfort, without surgery, in four to six weeks. In this tenth episode of St. Luke's HealthNow, experts dig deeper into the range of ways that back and neck pain or injuries can be treated. The program will re-air on Monday, May 20 at 6:30 PM on WFMZ Channel 69.

St. Luke's HealthNow - Comprehensive Spine, taped before a live studio audience, hosts a predominant team of St. Luke's pain specialists, including Giovanni Stracco, PT, DPT, CMP, OCS, ACCI, Director of the Spine Program for Physical Therapy at St. Luke's. Specializing in manual physical therapy, Stracco believes that a hands-on approach coupled with evidence-based medicine is the best way to ensure excellent patient care. The panel also includes Gbolabo Sokunbi, M.D., orthopedic surgeon with St. Luke's Orthopedic Care. Sokunbi boasts a special focus on spine concerns and believes in helping people to find positive solutions for their pain. The final panelist, Jason Erickson, D.O. is a physician from St. Luke's Spine and Pain Medicine Associates. Through his work, Erickson believes the greatest gift he can offer his patients is hope. Hosted by Ashley Russo, president and executive producer of ASR Media Productions, the program is a collaboration with St. Luke's University Health Network.

"The group of professionals assembled on St. Luke's HealthNow continually results in terrific programming that no one else in the area is doing," says Dr. Stracco. "It's incredibly important for our community to be informed on important, timely topics so that we can change the current paradigm of health and wellness. I frequently reference HealthNow as a valuable, go-to resource for my patients."

St. Luke's HealthNow complements other St. Luke's health and wellness programming. Talk with Your Doctor is a 30-minute live call-in show now in its 21st year and The PEAK TV, also a co-production with ASR Media, offers viewers thought-provoking stories, tips for better health, and ways to be your best self.

St. Luke's HealthNow, Talk with Your Doctor, and The PEAK TV air in rotation every Monday at 6:30 PM on WFMZ-TV Channel 69 (Service Electric channel 508 and RCN channel 1007). Check local listings for show schedule and topics.

[Photo cred: from L-R: Russo, Stracco, Sokunbi, Erickson]

About St. Luke's
St. Luke's University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at six hospitals and more than 200 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey. The Network recently was honored with its second consecutive 100 Top Hospitals™ Award from Truven Health Analytics® in the Major Teaching Hospital Category. St. Luke's Quakertown Campus was also recognized as a 100 Top Hospital in the Small Community Hospital category.

About ASR Media Productions
ASR Media Productions, creators of meaningful media such as Emmy® award-winning The PEAK TV, Lehigh Valley's premier lifestyle program airing locally on WFMZ - Channel 69 and nationally on DrTV. ASR Media Productions specializes in video and television production services, creative direction and writing, documentary storytelling, commercial concept and development, event recaps, and media training as well as marketing and social media placement that complement and enhance a company's existing efforts. ASR Media assists in the development of effective strategies for creating relationships between businesses and their key audiences. Each customized project is designed to meet our client's immediate and long-term goals.

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