December 15, 2015

NIAMS participated in a chat on back pain moderated by ABC News Chief Health and Medical Editor, Dr. Richard Besser (#abcDrBchat) and hosted by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) also participated in the chat. The chat centered on ways to prevent and treat back pain, which is one of the most common medical conditions in the United States. Overall, the chat reached 8,598,590 impressions. NIAMS posted tweets about the prevalence of back pain, prevention strategies, treatment options, clinical trials and research. NIAMS was among the top three tweeters in the number of mentions during the chat. This chat is archived at https://storify.com/NINDSnews/abcdrbchat-back-pain-twitter-chat .

Last Reviewed: 12/15/2015