Jul 19, 2018
Some have estimated the annual cost of chronic back or neck pain
in the US to exceed $200 billion per year. And the economic burden
is almost as unbearable as the pain faced by patients. This week on
the program, we discuss the clinical and radiographic aspects of
structural spine disease--or spondylosis--and expert
recommendations on how to manage it.
Produced by James E. Siegler. Music by Steve Combs and Scott
Holmes. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for
medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision
making, especially not for back surgery.
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