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Interesting Article

LumpyLLumpy Posts: 103
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I thought some might be interested in this article. This guy has been through it and is still standing. I don't know, though. Seems like there may still be some rough times ahead.



  • Thanks for sharing.

  • I do understand that taking or not taking in this articles case, medication is a personal choice...but is there any real significant medical reason behind a decision to not take pain medication?

    Is it an ego thing? Just in my opinion, it would be counter productive to the healing process...you body and mind then have to deal with intense pain - and slow the healing down. People around you then have to deal with your pain too....

    When I read this article, yes, my heart goes out to the family, but I thought to myself when I read, refuses to take any medication (and he has some serious injuries) I thought, what an idiot and how selfish!

    Maybe because I choose to take medication, but man, I don't understand this choice, especially when his injuries are so severe. Is there a medical benefit to not, that I am not aware of, and thus his decision is helpful to him. I just don't see it - if i was his wife and he was cranky, I would say, take the dang meds!!!! I know that my patience and ablity to handle work, family and home decreases with an increase of my pain levels. I am grateful for the medicine, so that I am able to participate in my life.

    just some thoughts and to see if i am missing something

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