If you thought going to the hospital was bad, you’re not only right. It’s probably 10 times worse than you thought.
According to an article published in the April issue of Health Affairs, medical errors at the three U.S. hospitals studied affected 1 in 3 of the 800 patient records reviewed.
Sure, not every error was as serious as someone getting the wrong leg amputated or medical overdose / allergic reaction to a medicine they shouldn’t have given the patient resulting in death. But the last time you went to the hospital did they notify you there was a 33% chance they were going to screw something up with your care?
Now let me put that into perspective with the world of back pain. Fusion surgery and other back surgeries are on a steady increase. And guess what else is on the increase?
Failed back surgery syndrome
If you’ve never heard of failed back surgery syndrome let me put this only clinical term for surgical failure into everyday terms. It simply means that you’ve wasted your money on back surgery — and likely are going to end up in more pain for the rest of your life that you may never be able to reverse.
What really makes failed back surgery syndrome a travesty of so-called medical care is how often doctors operate when the patient could have healed their back and avoided back surgery in the first place.
I’ve spent the past decade helping people who thought they had no other choice but go under the knife get rid of their back pain — naturally, without surgery.
For example, one natural back pain treatment I highly recommend has a 70% success rate at helping people with back pain avoid surgery altogether. It’s called inversion therapy. Oh yeah, and the cost of buying an inversion table to have right at home so you never have to visit the doctor again is probably far less than the deductible for the surgery your doctor suggested too. Maybe even less than that monthly pain pill prescription.
Now you may be one of the tiny minority of back pain sufferers who really does need surgery to get back pain relief. But I highly recommend you investigate for yourself what your options are. I’ve outlined them for you very clearly in my book, The 7-Day Back Pain Cure.
And I want you to have it — free. Just click the link.
All I ask is that you pay the small shipping fee to send it to you, and if that’s too much for you, you’re welcome to the absolutely free PDF version of the book. Either way, save yourself a trip to the hospital if at all possible!
Classen D, et al. “Global Trigger Tool” Shows That Adverse Events In Hospitals May Be Ten Times Greater Than Previously Measured. Health Affairs. 2011 April.