With the large number of members on this site, we have a huge cross section of spinal problems, conditions, treatments, surgical experiences, etc.
This can be very helpful when newer members come on board hoping to gather more information.
But this can also be a two edged sword!
Many times, people tend to include in their posts, medical advice and/or directions. There is nothing that can be as potentially dangerous as that.
For starters, members on this site are not trained doctors. If a person IS a doctor, they need to first register with Spine-Health as a physician and then they are NOT allowed to post as a doctor.
Helping other members is one of the strong points of this site and I always encourage that and hope it continues and grows. But we all need to remember who we are.
We have had a member on this site that talked about the problems they had with physical therapy. One member replied, Do not go to physical therapy, it will not help you
You can imagine how we felt after reading something like that. In so many situations, we have requested that people when they post state that their information is not medical gospel, but purely opinions based on their own experiences.
So, I am asking the entire member community here to be aware of this and do not generate posts that come out with diagnosis, specific statements about the members problem,
and document their ill feelings towards a part of the medical field, only because they had a negative experience.
I am confident, knowing this member community that we will have total compliance with this direct request. Then on the down side, if someone was to go against what we just stated here, we would know that that person only wanted to disrupt the site and had zero interest in helping another member
If you find other members providing medical advice, please let us know so that we can address it.... Thanks
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences