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    The Back Pain Industry

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/...paign=newshour

    How the back pain industry is taking patients for an unhealthy ride
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

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    She mentioned Dr Jerome Groopman, Here is what he has to say about things.....

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/20...fe-in-the-back

    Did you know that I had a wart frozen off my finger in 1981 for $25. It took 2 minutes. Today, that procedure if you want it call it that cost $1000. I walked out of a dermatologist office last week. I will figure this one out, approach it differently and when I do, I will post the final financials....

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 58, the new 53...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    ALIF/PLIF T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Thanks for that article, Ed.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
    Answer: Medicine


    "We are all African."

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