President Kennedy’s Back
Pain
Steve Amoils MD
President Kennedy’s Back Pain
 Excerpt from "Get Well & Stay Well" by Steve Amoils, MD and Sandi Amoils,
MD.
President Kennedy’s Back Pain
 In 1955, Senator John F. Kennedy had major back surgery related to injuries
he had suffe...
President Kennedy’s Back Pain
 By injecting low-dose local anesthetic directly into these muscles, she was
able to alle...
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President Kennedy’s Back Pain

President Kennedy’s Back Pain
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. President Kennedy’s Back Pain Steve Amoils MD
  • 2. President Kennedy’s Back Pain  Excerpt from "Get Well & Stay Well" by Steve Amoils, MD and Sandi Amoils, MD.
  • 3. President Kennedy’s Back Pain  In 1955, Senator John F. Kennedy had major back surgery related to injuries he had suffered in World War II. Unfortunately, the surgery did not help the constant pain, and Kennedy and his family were concerned that this pain could result in his political career coming to a premature end. His orthopedic surgeon then consulted another physician, Dr. Janet Travell, for assistance. Dr. Travell was able to locate the source of Kennedy’s pain in his lower back muscles. She described these painful areas as trigger points.
  • 4. President Kennedy’s Back Pain  By injecting low-dose local anesthetic directly into these muscles, she was able to alleviate his pain. Years later, President Kennedy appointed Dr. Travell to the post of Personal Physician to the President , making her the first woman to hold this position. Dr. Travell would go on to serve President Lyndon Johnson after the death of President Kennedy and remained in that post until 1965. Dr. Travell pioneered the understand- ing of trigger points and myofascial pain .

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