Spine Health: A Patient’s Perspective on Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Finding Relief
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $25
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In her effort to manage her chronic back pain, veteran investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments.
Over the years, she interviewed spine surgeons, physical therapists, specialized bodywork practitioners, among many others, and in doing so exposed an even larger predicament: Spine medicine costing patients roughly $100 billion dollars a year. Ramin’s recent book Crooked both shatters assumptions about chronic back pain and offers the engaging stories of patients who triumphed over their limitations. Join us as Ramin informs us on how to avoid therapeutic dead ends, while saving money, time and considerable anguish.