- By Richard Dietman
Mayo Clinic Radio: Sleep Apnea/Back Pain/Functional Electrical Stimulation
According to the CDC, between 50 and 70 million people in the U.S. have sleep disorders ... including sleep apnea. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, sleep medicine specialist Dr. Eric Olson explains how sleep apnea is diagnosed and treated. Also on the program, back pain is one of the most common reasons why people see their doctors. Pain management specialist Dr. Jason Eldrige discusses managing this common medical problem. And anesthesiologist Dr. William Mauck describes how functional electrical stimulation ... or FES ... is used to treat chronic leg and back pain when other treatments fail.
Myth or Matter-of-Fact: Sleep apnea occurs only in adults, not in children.
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