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What’s the Alternative (Back Pain) #1033240

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Series on alternative {complementary medicine} introduced.

(Studio: Nancy Snyderman) Alternative treatments for back pain, including neurostimulation and acupuncture, featured; diagram shown. [Patient Kathy SCUTT‡- comments.] [Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Christopher GILLIGAN†- says if they can’t get relief with nerve pain medications it’s time to think about a spinal cord stimulator.] [Upward Spiral Studio Martha MASON†- notes it’s important to get your muscles strong before a surgery.] [Coley Acupuncture Marcy WHITE†- says the release of endorphins into the body has physiological effects that can help with stress, sleep, and pain relief.]

Williams, Brian;
Snyderman, Nancy

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