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dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,875
edited 08/07/2012 - 1:47 AM in Spine-Health Announcements
So many people have posted, sent private messages, forwarded emails to see if a post is in violation of any Spine-Health Forum Rules.

Honestly, the rules are pretty straight forward. Any member who has registered on this site, had agreed to read the rules.
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Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
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You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,875
    While this is not directly in the forum rules, this is one topic that should not be asked/requested by members, nor answered by other members.


    - Ask members here to interpret and/or analyze your MRI reports.
    - Respond to members who are asking the above

    This is a topic that should only be between the patient and the doctor. MRI reports are very difficult to read. Even doctors may have different views. It is impossible for any member on this site to provide information that you should count on.

    However, there are key words that anyone can pick out. Moderate should mean something that could be potentially handled via conservative methods.
    Severe, does sound like surgical procedures would be in order.

    But even that is not fool proof.

    So, PLEASE do NOT ask for MRI analysis and IF you do RESPOND, PLEASE tell the member to discuss this with their doctor.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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