We've Got Lower Back Pain All Wrong
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 929 , Segment 6
Episode: Migrant Caravan, Interpol's President Missing, Rise of ESports, Back Pain
- Oct 25, 2018 9:00 pm
- 19:04 mins
(Originally aired April 12, 2018) Guest: Judith Turner, Clinical Psychologist, University of Washington Medical Center Low back pain is always bad news – and it’s increasingly common in the US and everywhere else in the world. But the really bad news is that the typical treatment for it – painkillers, “taking it easy,” and even shots or surgery – are not scientifically proven to be that helpful. In fact, they’re not even the first line of treatment recommended by expert groups such as the American Pain Society.