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How doctors think

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item type
a chapter in a book
author
Jerome Groopman
chapter
Low Back Pain
publisher
Houghton Mifflin
year
2007
 
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Many years before when I had serious back pain from a sports injury, the surgeons said they would explore my spine and “figure it out.” Out of frustration I had impulsively opted for the procedure. They ended up fusing the vertebrae. It left me debilitated. In hindsight, I blamed myself more than the surgeons. I had pressed them for a solution when in fact none was apparent because the cause of the pain was obscure.

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