How to Overcome Back and Neck Pain

Anti-Aging Psychologist, Dr. Michael Brickey

Host: Anti-Aging Psychologist Dr. Michael Brickey

Guest: Dr. Mark D. Brown

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Dr. Mark D. Brown

Second only to the common cold, back pain is the most common reason for sick leave at work. Hardly anyone over fifty hasn’t had at least one serious episode of back pain or neck pain. Chances are you have experienced some serious back or neck pain. We go to our doctors and want instant results. Translation—we want pills. We want a quick fix. But pain killers, muscle relaxers, and steroids are likely to aggravate the problem and give unwanted bonuses of depression, slower healing, and drug dependency. Spine specialist Dr. Mark Brown says if you throw away the pills and walk it off 90% of the time you will recover from the problem and the pain—if fact you are more likely to recover and recover more quickly without the pills. Dr. Brown is an eminent orthopedic spine surgeon, is on the editorial board of four medical journals, and is a professor at the University of Miami. He is an MD and Ph.D., teaches, does research, and has a clinical practice. His new book, Conquer Back and Neck Pain: Walk It Off helps diagnose what kind of pain you have and determine what to do—and not do.

Information on Dr. Brown’s book is at, where you can read excerpts or download the book. Information on his clinical services is at Dr. Brickey’s other websites are and

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