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Words of Wellness: 'The 7 Minute Back Pain Solution'

Having a bad back can be as simple as a daily nuisance or as severe as a debilitating condition.  While it’s important to have a strong back, not everyone suffering from back pain needs to take drastic measures to fix the problem.In his book The 7 Minute Back Pain Solution , Dr. Gerard Girasole, a board-certified orthopaedic spin surgeon in New York City, explains the common causes of back pain and details different exercises a person can do to strengthen the muscles in their core.  What made you want to write this book?I’m a spinal surgeon, but there’s never been a concise go-to article about how to strengthen your back.  In therapy places they had different exercises, but nothing was very to the point.Cara, my co-author, was a patient of mine, and I thought she needed surgery.  But one day I saw her in the gym, and she looked great.  She told me she had designed these exercises to help her back, so we decided to both write a book about it together.How prevalent is back pain in Americ...

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