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Wed, Feb 26, 2014 -- 10:00 AM

What's the Best Way to Treat Back Pain?


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A doctor points to a CT scan of a patient's lower back.
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A doctor points to a CT scan of a patient's lower back.

More than one in four adults in the U.S. say they have recently suffered from low-back pain. Americans spend at least $50 billion a year trying to make their backs feel better, but research has raised questions about the effectiveness of common medical approaches like surgery and steroid injections. We examine the latest research and treatment options for bad backs.

Host: Penny Nelson

Guests:

  • Amy Selinger, physical therapist and owner of Back to Life Physical Therapy
  • Esther Gokale, creator of The Gokhale Method
  • Paul Slosar, orthopedic spine surgeon at SpineCare Medical Group

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