Exposing the “Crooked” Back Pain Industry

Exposing the “Crooked” Back Pain Industry

Exposing the "Crooked" Back Pain Industry

Aching back? Count yourself among the 62 million American adults searching for a cure. After spending decades and thousands of dollars on treatments for her chronic back pain, investigative journalist Cathryn Jakobson Ramin found a larger problem in the world of spine health.

Her six-year quest is chronicled in a new book, Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery. Ramin traveled the globe, served as a guinea pig for multiple therapies, and interviewed more than 600 patients, doctors and therapists, all linked to the $100 billion-a-year industry. In the end, she found that what ultimately worked for her was intensive, directed exercise. Read the full article here >>

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