The silent majority of surgical patients who have been incapacitated for life, and who have to live out their days in wheelchairs, while taking a cocktail of pain-killing drugs to alleviate their misery, do not have a voice with which to warn others. They cannot even afford to sue the hospitals responsible because they would have all been tricked into signing consent forms prior to their operations, without of course being given any idea as to the number of patients whose lives had already been destroyed through such operations such as discectomies and laminectomies etc. Such surgical care and non-specialistic advice is also based on widespread misdisgnoses of the actual cause of the back pain. Any surgical “success” ratio claims that you may have read about on hospital websites to lure you into the operating theatre are absolutely false and misleading.
NON-SPECIALISTIC consultants include neuro-surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, reumatologists, neurologists, and ‘pain management’ advisors. These practitioners should not be allowed to treat spinal disorders, but the law allows them to do so with disastrous consequences for the poor patients/victims. Chiropractors, osteopaths, and physiotherapists who treat symptomatically on an ‘ad hoc’ , ‘hit-and-miss’ basis can also unwittingly cause more damage than good.
The existing system is faulty due to a lack of spinal specialists and a hegemony among surgeons and hospitals that leads to useless operations and deceived patients undergoing ‘therapies’ by spinal laymen.