It seems to me as though a lot of people have spinal problems these days.
Do you think there is a greater number of people that have spinal problems now than there was say 100 or more years ago? If so, why? What is the history of spine problems? Historically, what were some of the treatments? Who invented surgery such as spinal fusion?
If someone was a "spiney" 100 or more years ago did they get institutionalized? How was their pain taken care of? Did they ever even know what the cause of their problem was? Was it different for men than women?
I watched Medical Mavericks- Anesthesia on youtube and that was very interesting... I recommend it to everyone.
If you have any answers, or even any guesses, let me know! I would love to know the history behind spine problems and treatments.
ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011
Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.
Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg