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Study: Back pain treatment too aggressive for some

  Americans are estimated to spend as much as $86 billion a year in search of back pain relief, but a new study suggests less can be more when it comes to treatment. TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie reports and sports medicine specialist Dr. Jordan Metzl discusses the study.

Back pain treatment often not in line with guidelines

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite guidelines to treat back pain conservatively, the proportion of people prescribed powerful painkillers or referred for surgery and other specialty care has increased in recent years, according to a new study. Full story

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  Using exercise to fix common injuries

From stress fractures to back pain, if you’re struggling from aching body parts, getting your body moving may be the best way to heal. Dr. Sonu Ahluwalia of Cedars Sinai Medical Center explains how you can prevent and ease injuries with exercise.

  Sit up straight! How to have good posture

Bad posture is one of the biggest hidden ways we hurt ourselves, causing everything from back problems to acid reflux. Fitness therapy expert Jill Miller shares how you can get rid of your slouch and straighten up your posture.

  Doctor: Successful treatment ‘can completely change a person’

Dr. Christopher Gilligan explains various options for people with back pain.

  Less invasive back surgery offers comfort

New minimally invasive lumbar surgery helps patients with troublesome back pain. WJAR's Barbara Morse Silva reports.

  Fungal Meningitis Death Toll Reaches 8

According to the CDC, the death toll has now reached 8 from a contaminated steroid used to treat back pain that came from a Massachusetts Compounding pharmacy. The next update from the CDC will be at 2PM EST today.

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