LISTEN: Treatment options for severe back pain

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Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the United States, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. It is also the second leading cause of disability. Treatment options depend on the severity of disease and may include noninvasive manipulations, procedures like injection therapy and in some cases spine surgery. Dr. Justin Clark discusses back pain therapy with Fairbanks-based spine surgeon Dr. Kim Driftmier.

HOST: Dr. Justin Clark

GUESTS:

  • Dr. Kim Driftmier, Orthopedic Surgeon, McKinley Orthopedic and Sports Medicine

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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2020, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2020, at 8 p.m. AKDT

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