Is it right having a second opinion? [doctors care]

Is it right having a second opinion? [doctors care]

 let's talk about getting a second opinion whether it's for some type of medical condition   or whatever an effective treatment solution to a medical problem should not give you   another health problem. 

second opinion doctors care
second opinion doctors care

there are always risks involved or side effects. so you   really want to make sure you're getting the correct solution to your problem. so getting   a second or third or fourth opinion is really just expanding the amount of data that you have.   

so you can evaluate more effectively. now there's two things i want to mention.   when you evaluate, you have to have good data. you can't have false data. you also have to have all   the data to evaluate. you can't have missing data and i want to relate this to a recent   situation that i ran into with a friend who had this condition called spondylolisthesis which is a   a fracture in the lower back. 

a lot of people actually have this condition   where the vertebra like the lumbar vertebra should be aligned but what's happening. it's   shifted forward because the back part is fractured. so then the spinal cord can pinch in the   back part. it's called spondylolisthesis and so  he got it from a an old injury. 

he fell on   his tailbone and apparently created a fracture didn't know it. then later in life he had back   pain. he didn't know what it was. he had an x-ray and sure enough he had this condition. you   have to realize that there's a lot of ligaments and tendons and muscles that hold that in place   and so there are certain levels or grades of having this condition from grade one to three   or four. 

when it gets really really severe and so anyway he had this condition. he went to the doctor   and he wanted a second opinion from me. i looked at his x-rays. it was a grade one.   it was not majorly severe and he had some mild symptoms and he was going to physical therapy   and the doctor said you better get the surgery or you're going to be a cripple. 

he said the surgery   is totally safe and the physical therapy is not really long lasting so that was the data   he had to evaluate and so when you evaluate. you need to have all the information available and   the problem is with you doing research, you might google it but you might not find it in the first   five pages. you have to dig deep because sometimes this data is buried but here   are some of the missing data that i told him number one just from experience working with.   

you know tens of thousands of people i've ran into quite a few people with this condition and there   are certain exercises that can majorly help this condition which by the way i will do a separate   article on and these exercises can stabilize that condition to the point where the person could   literally be without pain. 

now it is true that the complications from surgery is rare however   there are other things that could definitely increase the risk of getting these complications.   

number one: if you're a smoker, well guess what he's a chain smoker.


number two: if you have arthritis,   well guess what he has massive arthritis through this entire spine. so the risk of some of these   complications are definitely higher. now the other piece of information that i gave him. so he can   correctly evaluate what the doctor told him as far as success level well in my article doesn't   seem to be that successful or effective but when you actually look at the studies,   it was 73% successful. 

so what does that mean you have a 73 percent of having a successful surgery   what about the other percentage. what happens with that is there permanent damage.   what type of side effects is it really going to be safe enough not to give you another problem   could there be any accident where the person is permanently   paralyzed that was the question i want to know and that potentially could happen too. 

so a 73   success rate especially when he's getting therapy and he's almost pain-free just does not make   sense. i also told him this anytime a doctor is using fear to motivate you that's not a good   motivating factor. you should just give that patient all the data. so they can truly evaluate   based on true information and having all of the data there. 

now i want to mention one more   point. when you evaluate something sometimes, the patient is invalidated or made wrong for looking   at another viewpoint or another opinion. i think that's definitely not okay as well so let's say   they want to look at alternative care or nutrition or different diet that is sometimes invalidated as   something that's quackery or it has no scientific basis or the science is settled and you shouldn't   look at that or even consider that and i say that because when you start to really look at   research and how much corruption there is. 

i mean it's incredible. the problem is most people   cannot comprehend the research and so they're always getting second hand information by getting   some interpretation or an opinion from the actual research. because i mean when i even read certain   research on keto for example and you find out the research was an observational study based on a   questionnaire or that the so-called ketogenic diet really wasn't a ketogenic diet. it was actually a   high carb diet with high fat so you really have to have all the data. make sure it's factual.   make sure that there's nothing missing in order to make the best decision all right.