Group offers information on back pain


A local woman says she has turned her home into a "treasure chest of information" for sufferers of back pain.

Margaret Hall, founder of the Back Pain Association of America, says she has developed an international network and database that can link primary care physicians and their patients with back pain medical specialists.

The nonprofit organization, which operates out of Ms. Hall's home, has information and library material on medical findings.

The group also sponsors a support group that meets at 7:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at the Riviera Beach Library, 1130 Duvall Highway.

Later this month, the association will conduct a forum on back pain at the Harundale Presbyterian Church, 1012 Eastway in Glen Burnie. The session, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, will feature a presentation by a local chiropractor.

For more information, contact Ms. Hall at 255-3633.

Worker injured by armed intruders

A worker at a disposal company was slightly injured Sunday by two men, one of them armed, who broke into the building.

James Spears was sleeping in the Omega Disposal building in the 300 block of Marley Neck Road when he was awakened about 1 p.m. by two men, one of whom had a shotgun, police said.

The men demanded money, and when they were unable to find any, they struck Mr. Spears in the nose and mouth, police said. They then fled.

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