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Dr. Sam Presents…Back Pain: Using a Clothesline as a Flagpole

Back pain is nearly universal, being the second most common cause for doctors visits overall, and increases in likelihood as we age. One of the most insightful and hilarious commentaries I have encountered recently regarding back pain was on comedian Louis CK’s eponymous show “Louie”. Louis throws his back out while reaching for a vibrator on a shelf at a sex shop. It’s super awkward and cringe-worthy. He hobbles home, complete with the emasculating experience of being helped into a cab by a tiny, elderly woman, and stops in the doctor’s office in the lobby of his New York apartment building. Here’s a short clip of the beginning of this exchange:

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