MisInformation Regarding Neck Pain, Back Pain, and Sciatica: Beware of Internet Medicine!

by coachz on October 23, 2009

I subscribe to Google Alerts, and a few other services, for terms like neck pain, back pain, sciatica, sciatic nerve pain, arthritis, and a few others. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Google Alerts, it is a service that allows me to keep track of certain subjects I am interested in. I subscribe to certain words and phrases in order to keep track of what is going on in my area of specialization and so I can advise you when something really useful comes across my monitor.

The “information” below is absolute garbage (spelled cr#p)! It routinely circulates around the Internet and the sole purpose is to sell stuff, lost of stuff, and they don’t care how they do it…or at whose expense!

“Sciatica is single of the top results of pinched nerve agony and without favoritism nothing special. The sciatic nerve leaving the spine through a herniated disc gets pinched resulting in pain that travels down the back of your leg towards the feet. The anguish can come to pass felt anywhere from the back to buttocks to hips and can come to pass soft to unbearable. This sorrow and results in the field of a scratchy feeling before shocking sorrow the whole time the strut and every now and then numbness in the field of the leg. Even though the pinching happens in the sphere of lone place the ensuing agony can be located anywhere and different from lone person to one more.”


The fact that someone would post something like this is even more reprehensible when you think about when and why people come to the Internet with this sort of a search. People searching for these terms, neck pain, back pain, and sciatica, are usually in acute and/or chronic pain and are desperate to find help. Unfortunately, if an individual runs across one or two sites like this, they may abandon their search and never find the help they need.

When searching for information on the Internet, make sure the person or company offering information is available and they are reputable. The contact information for the person or company should be readily available, easy to access. The site should be informative and the articles well-written.

There are millions of blogs and websites on the Internet, so take care and make sure you follow someone who not only has your interests at heart but is available to confer and consult with…either as a client or as a fellow traveler dealing with a specific issue.

If a person can’t string two sentences together (everyone makes a typo now and then) and doesn’t take the time to proofread their articles and blog posts, how much attention do you think they gave to the subject matter? And how much attention do you think you will receive if you should want to contact them? You are dealing with one of your greatest assets, your health, make sure you are entrusting it to someone who not only empathizes with you but is compassionate and caring enough to provide useful and accurate information.

Ultimately, neck pain, back pain, and sciatic nerve pain are among the most debilitating and disabling forms of acute and chronic pain, make sure you are referencing someone who has your best interests at heart…or go elsewhere.

Yours in health!


Professor John P. J. Zajaros, Sr., The Bad Back Guy
Skype: johnzajaros1

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