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Manage Back Pain & Begin Recovery

From the Show: Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine -- often ineffective and sometimes harmful -- exemplifies the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system.
Air Date: 7/4/17
Duration: 26:59
Host: Lisa Davis
Guest Bio: Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, Author
Cathryn-RaminCathryn Jakobson Ramin is an investigative journalist and the author of two books, both published by HarperCollins. The first, Carved in Sand: When Attention Fails and Memory Fades in Midlife, was a New York Times bestseller in 2007. Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery, was published on May 9, 2017.

For almost four decades, Ms. Ramin's long-form journalism has appeared in major magazines, including the New York Times Magazine, More, O, New Yorkand newyorker.com. In addition, she is an essayist, and an accomplished public speaker.

Married to Ron Ramin, a composer, they are the parents of two adult sons, Avery and Oliver. She has a BA from Tufts University, a background in theater, and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, the National Association of Science Writers, the Journalism and Women's Symposiumand IRE, Investigative Reporters and Editors. She’s a fellow of The MacDowell Colony, as well as The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Ms. Ramin divides her time between Northern California and New York City. She’s traveled around the world, most recently to India, and enjoys hiking, biking, swimming, painting, reading psychological thrillers and literary fiction, and taking in great theater, top-notch television, museums and jazz. Her current project: a psychological thriller of her own.
  • Book Title: CROOKED: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/crookedbackbook/
  • Guest Twitter Account: @cjramin
Manage Back Pain & Begin Recovery
Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine medicine -- often ineffective and sometimes harmful -- exemplifies the worst aspects of the U.S. health care system.

In her book, Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery, Cathryn Jakobson Ramin (who herself suffered with debilitating back trouble for years) shatters assumptions about surgery, chiropractic methods, physical therapy, spinal injections and painkillers, and addresses evidence-based rehabilitation options. The book shows, in detail, how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time, and considerable anguish.

Cathryn joins host Lisa Davis to reveal what it takes to outwit the back pain industry and get on the road to recovery.

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CROOKED: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

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