Dr. Sharon Henry, back pain conference

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At least half of all Americans suffer from chronic back pain.

That assessment comes from the American Academy of Family Physicians, and while it may be comforting to know you’re not alone in dealing with an achy back, it would be a lot more comforting to know just how to make the pain
go away.

That, in part, is what some 350 scientists from around the world have been discussing at a conference in Burlington this week that wraps up today.

Dr. Sharon Henry is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation and Movement Science at the University of Vermont. She is part of The International Society for Posture and Gait Research

Dr. Henry says a lot of the most exciting new research on treating back pain comes from the brain.

She spoke with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb and says just about everyone from the scientific and medical community has converged on Burlington this week to talk about new strategies for treating back pain.

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