Low Back Pain
Air date May 18, 2013 8 am EST
Between 70-80% of the world’s population will experience low back pain (LBP) at some time in their lives. In fact, LBP is second only to the common cold as the most frequent reason for visiting a doctor. Nikki Stone, 1998 Olympic Gold Medalist severely damaged two discs in her lower back from repeated high-altitude jumps. Listen in as she shares her story of fighting back against the odds to overcome this painful injury just two years before becoming America’s first Olympic champion in inverted aerial skiing. Harvard pain specialist and back pain expert, Dr. Jim Rathmellwill provide his expert recommendations on effective ways to treat this condition.