Laura Stone, PhD, is an associate professor at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, where she is a pain researcher. One of her main areas of interest is to understand the causes of chronic low back pain, using studies in animals and in people. In this RELIEF podcast, Professor Stone discusses the problem of low back pain, how she is using animals to understand its causes, and human studies that are advancing the field. For a written transcript of the podcast, please click here. (Note: For slower connections, the podcast may take longer to load. If you experience difficulty, the podcast is also available through YouTube here).