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Old 05-22-2005, 08:10 PM   #6
Janet Rosen
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Re: Back Problems

MRI research projects (and no, I cannot point you to links; I read the articles many yrs ago when still a practicing RN) have shown that there are many people with bulging discs and NO PAIN and that there are many people with chronic back pain with no bulging discs. Therefore many folks in health care are thinking, if there is not a correlation between back pain and bulging discs, why is surgery done on bulging discs in order to treat chronic back pain?
I agree that stabilizing the back via some kind of core exercise or pilates program would be a very good place to start.

Janet Rosen
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