Tag: surgery


Feb

07

2010

Surgery and blood clots

Reported in the British Medical Journal’s Online First by Jane Green, M.D., Ph.D., of the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford following a study involving thromboses in a sample of nearly 1 million women is a warning for all who have had surgery within the past 12 weeks to be alert to the development of thromboses (blood clots) that have the potential to be fatal....

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Jan

29

2010

Severe Neck problems not helped by surgery, helped with Chiropractic

In the September 2001 issue of the peer reviewed, “Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics” comes a case report study titled, “Chiropractic care of a patient with vertebral subluxations and unsuccessful surgery of the cervical spine”.  This was a report of a 55-year-old man who had neck pain along with radiating pain down both arms after unsuccessful cervical (neck) spine surgery. The man’s history was...

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Jan

29

2010

Back surgery results very disappointing

According to a story from the April, 8, 2002 issue of the New Yorker online magazine “Fact”, the results of back surgeries performed over the years have been much less than expected. The article starts by asking the question, “Is surgery the best approach to chronic back pain?”  It then goes on to state, “Last year, approximately a hundred and fifty thousand lower-lumbar spinal fusions...

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Jan

29

2010

Sham knee surgery just as good as the real thing

In an interesting research project published in the July 11, 2002 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) comes a study of the effectiveness of knee surgery on the elderly. What may be most interesting about this study is that some patients in the study got “sham surgery” instead of the real thing. Presently, the popular knee surgery is performed on about 300,000...

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