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This week: Back pain, birth control and SU football

The majority of cases of back pain are treated not with surgery, but with proper rest and anti-inflammatory medications, says orthopedic surgeon Daryll Dykes. He explains when back pain is an emergency, and the problems that eventually may require surgery in this week’s “HealthLink on Air.” He also dispels some of the myths and misconceptions about back pain. For example: Your posture contributes less to back pain than your weight.

Also this week: the most popular birth control methods, plus Syracuse University football coach Dino Babers talks about motivating student athletes.

Tune in this Sunday, August 26 at 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on WRVO.