Alleviate Your Back Pain At Home

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: There are many ways to alleviate your back pain at home and reduce your need for pain medication.
Air Date: 10/23/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Lynn Millar, PhD
LynnMillar photo resizedA. Lynn Millar is a professor of Physical Therapy at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, NC. She completed her MS and PhD at Arizona State University (1979 and 1985, respectively), with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology and her MSPT at Andrews University in 1992. As a physical therapist she has consulted with numerous individuals regarding their osteoarthritis. In 2003 she authored a book, Action Plan for Arthritis, which was endorsed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and has authored several book chapters related to arthritis since then. Other areas of research have addressed response to stretching and other types of exercise. Lynn has been active with the ACSM and served in many capacities for the Midwest ACSM. She participated in the Michigan Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association on the research committee and on the Board of Directors, and presented at the national level for several organizations.
    Alleviate Your Back Pain At Home
    About 80% of adults suffer from back pain at some time in their lives.  It is fast becoming one of the most disabiling conditions Americans suffer from. 

    You may loose time at work, and the pain can be so intense that you might be in bed for days on heavy medication.

    There are, however, many ways to work on your back pain at home and reduce your need for pain medication.
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