Oh, and she adds this nugget:
On a related point, the NPR story points out that in 2011 33.8 percent of people getting disability insurance suffer from back pains and other musculosketal problems. In 1961, only 8.3 percent did.
Why should this be? In an economy with much less farming and manufacturing and mining, and much more "white collar" office work, why should four times as many people be having disabling back injuries? It could be because of obesity, but I think Occam's Razor suggests an easier answer... a lot of people are scamming the system by claiming to have "pain" that really can't be cured or even confirmed by medical science.