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“In her effort to manage her chronic back pain, investigative reporter Cathryn Jakobson Ramin spent years and a small fortune on a panoply of treatments. But her discomfort only intensified, leaving her feeling frustrated and perplexed. As she searched for better solutions, she exposed a much bigger problem. Costing roughly $100 billion a year, spine… Read more »

The $100 billion per year back pain industry is mostly a hoax

Read a new feature at Quartz on Crooked, the new book by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin. Anyone who has endured back pain knows it is an erratic dictator. It takes hold of your psyche, demanding your attention and devotion before all else—before you can plan a hike, return to a work routine, pick up your child… Read more »

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin on NPR again

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin was a guest on San Francisco’s KALW to discuss her new book. Listen here. (Cathryn was previously a guest on NPR’s WBUR station in Boston.) On the next Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of “Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to… Read more »

Listen to Cathryn Jakobson Ramin on NPR

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin, author of Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery, was a guest on WBUR’s On Point. Listen above. [WBUR.org]

Publisher’s Weekly review of Cathryn Jakobson Ramin’s Crooked

Publisher’s Weekly has reviewed Cathryn Jakobson Ramin’s Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery. Veteran journalist Ramin (Carved in Sand) spent six years researching her latest topic, conducting 600 interviews for this comprehensive investigation. She also personally explored a number of back-pain solutions—as human lab rat, the author took… Read more »