Back Pain is the subject at hand for the latest segment, hosted by Rob Lowe, to come from the educational series “Informed”.

Rob Lowe uses his talents in front of the camera to present viewers with a look into one of the most common ailments in America: Back Pain.

Modern technology has made the treatment and diagnosis of numerous ailments easier than ever, however, there are still ailments that challenge experts in the field to treat. Most people will agree that back pain is one of the most common reasons to make an appointment with the doctor. The reasons for having back pain are plentiful, ranging from a serious direct trauma to the spine, pinched nerve, or slipped discs. Treatment methods for these issues can range from something as simple as an adjustment with the chiropractor to injections or even surgery to correct the problem. Back pain is one of the leading causes of opioid and narcotic prescription abuse in America. Because these medications are so effective at treating the pain, they can be highly addictive. It takes an experienced physician to know the correct balance between treatment and over prescribing medications. “Informed” discusses these issues and more in this newest episode from the educational series.

Rob Lowe is the host of the series “Informed” which is distributed to Public Television Networks PBS Member Stations.