Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Hypocritic Oath

"I can tell you, if you're listening out there, if you have a back problem, stay away from surgery. I can say that from the bottom of my heart. Rehab, rehab, rehab. Don't let anybody get in there."
 -Steve Kerr, head coach Golden State Warriors, who has missed two games with complications from back surgery and may miss the rest of the post-season.

I wish to add more sweeping advice. DO NOT EVER HAVE SURGERY, ANYWHERE until you have spoken to specialists in other fields. You go to a surgeon for a problem, (s)he is going to recommend surgery. "If you can't cut, you can't cure" is the surgeon's mantra. You go to a specialist in another field, like rehabilitation, for the same problem, you'll get a non-surgical "solution." They recommend what they know and they think what they know is best. Get the advice of professionals in widely different fields and then choose. "If you cut, you can't cure" is as likely to be true.