PUTTING BACKS ON TRACK

ENTREPRENEURS UNVEIL A HOST OF NEW GADGETS TO EASE THE TWEAKS AND TWINGES OF AGING BABY BOOMERS

Ooohh. Owww. You can just about hear the collective groans. In leaning over to pluck the latest wonder treatment for wrinkles or hair loss off store shelves, baby boomers keep being reminded of another skirmish in the Sisyphean battle against time: their aching backs. About 80% of all men and women will suffer from back pain at some time during their lives, and an estimated third of those between the ages of 40 and 55 are struggling with it right now. But doctors can definitively diagnose the problem in only about 10% of cases. Curing the ache is even trickier. Surgery,...

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