The Many Dangers of Spinal Surgery



ORIGINAL POST
Posted by Ed 9 mths ago
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Ways for safely treating neck and back pain
 
In the first part of this series, I discussed how pain management fits perfectly into the medical business model since pain is a chronic condition and a lot of money can be made from partially treating it indefinitely. In turn, a variety of unsafe and ineffective medications are routinely used to treat pain, two of which, the NSAIDs and the opioids are arguably some of the most dangerous drugs on the market. Since the existing treatments frequently fail, patients are often referred for spinal surgery, which are both even more profitable than the other options but also even more dangerous.
 
Conversely, many effective treatments for chronic pain conditions exist, but they have been mostly kept off the market because there is no money to be made in them. In the case of neck and back pain, I feel the primary issue is that limited knowledge exists regarding what causes pain there. This is important because many of the existing “treatments” for back pain actually worsen the underlying causes of that pain. For example, ligamentous laxity underlies many chronic spinal pain conditions, but one of the primary treatments for spinal pain (injected steroids) directly weakens the affected ligaments, creating a situation where therapies which are good for business but bad for patients frequently end up being chosen.
 
Note: many other conditions like chronic dizziness are also frequently caused by poorly functioning vertebral ligaments.
 
Similarly, as discussed in the previous article, spinal degeneration is often due to waves of force not being able to smoothly transfer through the spine, something which becomes much worse once part of the spine becomes surgically fused together and loses its ability to move freely.
 
In this article we will explore the many dangers of spinal fusions, the predatory business model that promotes their use, and many of the safe ways my colleagues and I have used for decades to effectively treat neck and back pain. Prior to reading this article, I would highly recommend reading the first part of this series if you have not yet done so you can better place the ideas here into context. 
 
https://www.midwesterndoctor.com/p/the-many-dangers-of-spinal-surgery 
 
 
 

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chandler5 8 mths ago
Lasereye surgery which is also called refractive or LASIK surgery, is a common way to fix vision issues. A laser is used to change the shape of the eye, which can help with nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The goal is to cut down on or get rid of the need for glasses or contacts, which would improve patients' vision and make things easier for them. Many people think the upper eyelid surgery , is safe and effective. Still, it's important to talk to an eye doctor to make sure you're a good candidate, learn about any risks, and set realistic goals for how the surgery will go.

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