Help Me Fix It: Dr. Besser Goes in Search of Back Pain Relief

Carmilla Billick, 56, of Toledo, Ohio, a former nurse's aide, was lifting an elderly patient when she felt a pop in her lower back. "It just felt like something tore apart," Billick said. She saw a chiropractor and said she went through physical therapy for one year, but nothing eased her pain. So she decided to visit an orthopedic surgeon who she said recommended surgery. After Billick's first back surgery, she thought she was on the road to recovery. "I expected to be completely better...Full Story
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