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Gina Libby, age 40, has suffered from lower back pain for 20 years.

She traces the pain back to corrective surgery she had in 1990 for a condition called scoliosis, a curving of the spine. Surgeons fused the bones in her spine together and held them in place with metal rods.

At first, the pain was mild... Read more

Read the report

Click here [PDF] to download the report of the Mayday Fund Special Committee on Pain and the Practice of Medicine.

Read the Roll Call op-ed authored by the Committee Co-Chairs Dr. Russell Portenoy and Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer here.

For more information on the report and recommendations, contact