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Good Golly People, Mainstream Validation ! ?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by eskimoeskimo, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. eskimoeskimo

    eskimoeskimo Well known member


    NY Times reports, American College of Physicians updated low back pain guidelines:

    avoid painkillers or anti inflammatories
    "steroid injections were not helpful"
    stay active
    "Back pain has a natural course that does not require intervention"
    “It is very common and very annoying when it happens. But most of the time it will not result in anything major or serious.”
    for acute pain ... "there is no need to see a doctor at all"
    "Doctors should reassure their patients that they will get better no matter what treatment they try"

    "Scans, like an M.R.I., for diagnosis are worse than useless for back pain patients, members of the group said in telephone interviews. The results can be misleading, showing what look like abnormalities that actually are not related to the pain."

    "It is surprising, some experts in back pain say, how often patients are helped by treatments that are not medical, even by a placebo that patients are told at the start is really a placebo."

    "Many people with chronic back pain tend to shut down, avoiding their usual activities, afraid of making things worse, Dr. Standaert said. Helping them is not a matter of prescribing drugs but rather teaching them to set goals and work toward returning to an active life, even if they still have pain.

    “They have to believe their life can get better,” Dr. Standaert said. “They have to believe they can get to a better state.”

    “I know your back hurts, but go run, be active, instead of taking a pill.”

  2. Lunarlass66

    Lunarlass66 Well known member

    Thank you for posting this, I found it very reassuring in the face of Western medicine and their approach being purely physical. I personally went through what many others in this site have. Searching for relief and answers, I went to multiple Drs, specialists, had bloodwork, and numerous Xrays and MRIs. I had anxiety and hypochondria to begin with so all it wound up doing is shrinking my world with fear, mistrusting Drs and feeling totally distraught.
    Your post gives me hope. Maybe FINALLY, doctors, researchers, whoever will GET IT and bring this very real condition to universal awareness. I'm still struggling with complete belief in TMS, only because of my experiences with doctors scaring the hell out of me.. (herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, bulged disc, arthritis.. AND a previous lumbar dissectomy, laminectomy..)
    I just WISH I could stop being AFRAID!!!
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2017
  3. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thanks for sharing! Mainstream medicine may be edging towards the radical belief that the body is not fragile and that pills, shots and surgeries (and even PT!) will not fix everything. I think we have a long way to go but its a start!
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  4. MWsunin12

    MWsunin12 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Even the Oprah magazine this month has an article on psychosomatic visits to the doctor. Wow. Psychology Today had an article on it last month. Word is getting around. This is good, especially since the U.S. consumes 80% of painkillers taken in the world. We're in deep.
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  5. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    1oo% pure Dr. Sarno, next the Noble Prize. beerbuds
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