Tuesday, November 17, 2015


A study published in Archives of Internal Medicine followed 500 back-pain sufferers for one year. It found that people using email discussion groups to commiserate about the pain, swap pointers of what to do and got medical advice all online had better functioning abilities, experienced less pain and had fewer doctor visits.

What I think is happening is that the discussion group gives the back sufferer a support system of people who know what they're experiencing, as well as, tips and ideas for changing things.

To locate online support groups on a variety of topics go to www.selfhelpgroups.org

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