Way too often we all read comments from some of our younger members where they talk about their doctors note
not performing functions based on age.You are too young to:
- Have injections
- Have surgery
- Have pain
- Take narcotics
The list can go on and on. That mindset has always bothered me. Pain does not discriminate . Doesn't matter what age you are, where you live, what nationality you come from, your religion, you race, etc
A person at 21 years old can have the exact some problem and pain as a 50 year old, a 60 year old a 70 year old But way too often, those younger folks are told (in more or less this words0 Suck it up, you are too young for all of this, just go out and exercise and you will be ok
A person with the exact problem, but at age 45 sees the same doctor and the results are so much different.
Doctor says Ok, your tests are showing some problems, we have a couple of options to take, each one with pros and cons.....
To me, this is all wrong. If you have a problem, you have a problem, regardless of age. I think the only advantage in being young, is that since your body is still relatively strong, you can bounce back quicker and stronger than someone older .
I would just like to never hear the words Oh, you are too young for .......
Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences