Thursday, June 05, 2008

New York Times Article on Back Pain and its Treatment

As part of its Special Section: A guided tour of your body
The New York Times assembled a few articles on back pain and its treatment.

As stated by Dr. Russell K. Portenoy, chairman of the department of pain medicine and palliative care at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. “It’s good for the public to know how little we know.”

Other articles include “A Surgeon’s Own Back Story” This story will warm the heart of proponents of conservative care.

Links include Back Pain – Alternative Treatments from the National Institutes of Health Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Program and back exercises at

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