Brian L. Grant, MD
My friend and colleague David Hanscom MD recently appeared on Dr. Oz discussing his experience and research on chronic pain, and the tragedy of operating on basically normal backs, on people in pain. He has published a book that anyone considering back surgery might consider reading first.
Sadly, common sense and good care as represented by Dr. Hanscom does not pay. No expensive back implants are sold, no surgical fees generated and no hospital stays take place. And for those who were not truly injured but underwent the knife for symptoms and not true pathology, they decidedly have an injury afterwards. This is tragic.