We're Dealing with Lower-Back Pain All Wrong
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 789 , Segment 2
Episode: GOP Congress Exodus, Lower Back Pain, Protecting Workers' Tips
- Apr 12, 2018 11:00 pm
- 18:46 mins
Guest: Judith Turner, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Center for Pain Relief, University of Washington Medical Center, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington 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.