This is something that we posted on the Old Spine-Health site and we need to re-post this.
It is SO IMPORTANT that this information is understood by all.
Important Message to All
As the Spine-Health site continues to grow, it is important that we emphasis one of the Forum rules:
You agree that any information, opinions or other content provided by doctors or patients on Spine-health.com forums is for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical diagnoses or treatment. Always consult with a physician for any health problem or medical condition.
As newer folks read replies from other members, it is important to keep that rule in mind. Any information that you get from other people here is Informal Advice , Personal opinions, and information from personal experiences and it is Not formal medical diagnoses or advise.
You should always consult with your physician regarding any health or medical problem. Having input from the members here can be very valuable. In some situations, it may be about the only source of information people can get.
But remember, replies from members here is not a substitute for information you will receive from a qualified physician.
Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health