I have found that talking with members over the years that there is a fine line between:
Do we need to have it (a surgery)
De we want to have it!
Sounds a bit crazy doesnt it? But you would be surprised that there are many folks that after having some spinal problems and surgeries look for reasons to have more!.
I've seen MRI's that dont support what someone is saying, I've read things that clearly indicate that the person really wants to have another surgery. A couple of years ago, we had someone here that had some spinal problems and surgeries like many of us. But they had a mission. They wanted to have MORE surgeries and have MORE problems than other people have.
I believe most of us who have experienced spinal surgery will do whatever is necessary to avoid another one. I can not understand, nor do I really want to understand why some people want more spinal surgeries!
It gets to the point where some folks may say or document things do not make sense, or that they seem so far fetched in the scope of medical conditions. Or to the extreme, when a person has a MRI and the report comes back clean, they are not happy and want another MRI and another and another until the report comes back bad.
I do believe that most people, if not 99% of the people I come in contact with only want to be pain free and avoid any additional surgery.
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences