This is from a segment that appeared on the CBS Early show
Dr. Jennifer Ashton spoke with Harry Smith about the most effective methods to treat and prevent back pain.
Early Show medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton tells co-anchor Harry Smith that the survey confirms what she sees in her everyday medical practice, that back pain is “the most common ailment in this country,” and that it can be difficult to treat.
What people found worked best, according to the survey, were hands-on therapies.
“They’re staying away from things like medication, prescription drugs and surgery,” Ashton said, and instead pursuing things like acupuncture, physical therapy and chiropractic adjustment.
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