Back and neck pain can be so debilitating that it makes simple acts like getting in and out of bed or driving a car very difficult. An estimated four out of five Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. While most find these episodes will resolve within six weeks with rest, medication and exercise, others face acute and chronic back pain.
Dr. Thomas Ripperda of the Avera Brain and Spine Institute joined Dakota Midday and discussed some of the main causes of back pain and treatment options. He's one of the medical experts at the free "Let's Talk Back" education program on Wednesday, October 8th. For more information, click here.