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Cathryn Ramin
Journalist, Author, Self-Employed

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin is an independent journalist, essayist and author. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Scientific American, and NPR, among others. Her latest book is Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery (2017). She lives in California.

Essays
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Essay/Neuroscience
Where pain lives

Fixing chronic back pain is possible only when patients understand how much it is produced by the brain, not the spine

Cathryn Jakobson Ramin