• By Dana Sparks

MAYO CLINIC RADIO

June 28, 2013

Dr. Tom Shives and Tracy McCray - co-hosts for Mayo Clinic Radio

On Saturday, June 29, Randy Shelerud, M.D., will join us to discuss  back pain. Who’s a candidate for surgery?  Why are smoking and obesity bad for your back?  We’ll learn the correct way to lift heavy objects and find out about the best back pain medication.

MYTH OR MATTER OF FACT:  Firmer mattresses are better for your back.

Listen Saturday 9-10 a.m. CDT http://radio.mayoclinic.org/ or on I Heart Radio.

Follow #mayoradio and tweet your questions during the show.

Listen to this week’s Medical News Headlines at News Segment June 29, 2013 (right click MP3).

Mayo Clinic Radio is a weekly one-hour radio program highlighting health and medical information from Mayo Clinic.

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