NYU Physician: Fall 2012

NYU Physician: Fall 2012

There’s No Backing Away From the Pain: The Challenge of Treating Chronic Back Pain

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Inside This Issue

  • There’s No Backing Away From the Pain: The challenge of treating chronic back pain.
  • Oh, My Aching Back!: Many people seek relief through back surgery, but surgery should be the last resort.
  • Battling Chronic Pain: Can the right therapy save your job?
  • Restoring a Body in Motion: Our sedentary lifestyles are a major reason why Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain.

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