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Back to health: What to do about low back pain

Why is pain so often felt in the lower back? The National Safety Council explores this common question in their official magazine, Safety + Health.

“What most people don’t realize about back pain is it’s not whatever you lifted that caused the pain,” said William Marras, executive director of the Spine Research Institute at Ohio State University. “That’s just the straw that broke the camel’s back. We really believe that this is a really long (deterioration) process that happens over months or years, or even decades.”

- Dr. William Marras, Executive & Scientific Director, Spine Research Institue, The Ohio State University

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