In this podcast series, WBZ talk show host Jordan Rich interviews Dr. Stern on a variety of topics related to back pain— how to alleviate it, how NOT to aggravate it, and more. Each week, Dr. Stern will post a new segment in the podcast series:
Podcast 1: Why I Wrote Ending Back Pain
Dr. Stern introduces his new book, Ending Back Pain, and describes the benefits it provides to people suffering from back pain issues. Although Dr. Stern is a neurosurgeon by profession, he stresses that back pain can often be alleviated without surgical interventions.
Podcast 2: The Prevalence of Back Pain
How widespread is back pain? Dr. Stern gives us a glimpse into the scope of the problem — the demographics and some of the reasons that back pain is such a common issue, especially as we age. “Weekend Warriors” — take note!
Podcast 3: Sports and Back Pain
Dr. Stern talks about which sports are most likely to cause back pain (golf and tennis) and comments on how to reduce your risks.
Podcast 4: Diagnosing Lower Back Pain Problems
In this podcast, Dr. Stern discusses the nature of acute and chronic low back pain and how diagnoses are made.
Podcast 5: The Red Flags of Serious Back Pain
In this podcast, Dr. Stern covers the major “red flags” that your back pain needs immediate medical attention. Each may indicate a serious medical problem.
Podcast 6: Chiropractic Care for Patients with Back Pain
In this podcast, Dr. Stern discusses how chiropractic care can be beneficial for patients with low back pain.
Podcast 7: Posture and Back Pain
In this podcast, Dr. Jack Stern discusses the relationship between posture and lower back pain. Dr. Stern explains the importance of good use of our bodies and how we might work to achieve a more natural posture and avoid back pain.