The Most Common Myths About Neck and Back Pain

While teaching around the world, Dr. Ben Benjamin has observed some key misconceptions massage therapists have about various conditions and their treatment. In this engaging presentation, he will dispel common myths about pain, injury and the healing process, focusing primarily on the neck and back. Some questions we'll explore include: Can chronic pain be caused by excessive muscle tension? Is whiplash really a neck injury? Why working in the area of the pain often yields no results? Does sciatica mean a pinched nerve? Be sure to listen in. The answers may surprise you.

Ben Benjamin
Dr. Ben Benjamin holds a doctorate in sports medicine and education. He studied under orthopedic medicine pioneer Dr. James Cyriax. Dr. Benjamin has taught for more than 30 years and has been in practice for more than 45 years. He is the author of dozens of articles on injuries as well as the texts Listen To Your Pain, Are You Tense? and Exercise Without Injury. He now offers a variety of online continuing education courses which can be found at his website:

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