Feature Interview (6:28) –Dr. Tim Millea, an orthopedic spine surgeon from Iowa, discusses the ins and outs of back pain – and maybe even “pains in the neck” – the most likely causes, how to avoid it, and what doctors and patients can do to treat it.

North American Spine Society www.spine.org/

Also in this episode:

Background Info (00:30) – Spine Basics (from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases–co…s/spine-basics/

Medical Trivia (Answer at 45:54) – The human spine is composed of vertebrae from the neck to the tailbone. The human neck contains seven vertebrae. How many vertebrae does the much longer neck of a giraffe contain?


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