Understand that I’m somehow against “increasing success and optimism
,” but this statement itself seems a bit overoptimistic where back surgery is concerned. Let’s be honest with each other for a moment; we all know people — probably more than one — who’s gone through back surgery and had their lives turned upside down as a result. The point here is not to say there’s never a time and a place for spinal surgery, it’s simply to say that it should never
, in non-emergency cases, be at the forefront of your care. But as you see from the quote above (published on a site that bills itself as, “The leader in healthcare business news, research & data
“) medicine has become big business, almost doubling the rate of spinal surgeries in a ten year period. The practice of medicine is now “CORPORATE
,” with shrinking numbers of physicians actually working for themselves. Subsequently, this has helped promote MASSIVE BURNOUT
within the industry. Enter Roger Lindsey.
After getting the standard medical run-around with his back pain, JG referred Roger in to see us a number of years ago. Roger had been told by his latest specialist that nothing would likely work for him other than a to do a $65,000 surgery to install a “Fixation Device” in his spine (Spinal Fusion). Roger knew he didn’t want that and came to see me. Although LOW BACKS can be tough to solve — particularly if there are HERNIATED DISCS involved — Roger’s solution was quick and simple. To understand why this is sometimes the case, you’ll have to understand the two ten second videos at the bottom of THIS POST.