Many patients are looking for factual spinal stenosis information, but are not sure where to turn for the answers to their many questions. While there is a large volume of data available, patients might not know where to find the details that they need or might not know the best source of trustworthy information.
We receive letters every week telling how specific doctors do not make themselves available to patients to discuss stenosis and how some physicians even seem angered when patients ask more than a question or two regarding their diagnosis. Furthermore, we have read much of the information contained in other web resources and can not help but to disagree with a significant percentage of their content. The majority of the information is outdated, incorrect and more than 85% of what we have read consists of marketing materials that are geared towards selling a product or service, rather than providing an objective view of spinal stenosis.
This patient guide provides a comprehensive and unbiased look at spinal stenosis information in the medical community and on the web.
Spinal Stenosis Information from Your Doctor
Your doctor is a great starting place to find out everything you need to know about spinal stenosis. Doctors are educated in the technical aspects of stenosis and specialists are well qualified to treat the condition. However, the business side of medicine has progressively reared its ugly head more often and more noticeably with each passing year. Few doctors take the time needed to adequately explain any stenosis diagnosis to their patients. Specialists in the orthopedic and neurology fields are especially guilty of rushing patients through the exam and evaluation process, since they feel that their time is so precious.
What this means for patients is that they are basically told they have a potentially serious disorder in the spine and are recommended for some type of (often dramatic and invasive) treatment without knowing much about the actual condition that affects them. We would love to see doctors providing more information about the diagnosis before rushing head-on into treatment advice. However, your thousands of letters support our worst fears. They tell of physicians who are hurried and sometimes short-tempered. These doctors do not like to be questioned and they do not like to justify their recommendations. Of course, this description does not apply to every doctor who treats stenosis, but unfortunately, it does seem to be perfectly fitting for more of them each year.
Unless patients are fortunate enough to have a doctor who is generous with their time, truly objective in their view and not looking to frighten the patient into possibly unnecessary care, then getting the type of information which is truly needed from a doctor might be a lost cause.
Spinal Stenosis Info Online
The internet is the very best place to find an endless supply of information about every possible topic, including spinal stenosis. However, one must know and understand the motivation of the information provider when reading or one can be easily manipulated into mistaking marketing for the true facts of spinal stenosis.
It is sad that more than 85% of the online spinal stenosis content that we have seen qualifies as marketing, rather than fact. These articles are written for the express purpose of selling a product or treatment, often from a particular care provider. Medical marketing is one of the largest sectors of the online information sector, employing hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. The main goal of this writing is not to enlighten. It is simply to generate income and it succeeds to the tune of billions of dollars yearly.
We routinely warn patients to be aware of their information sources when reading on the internet. Only a handful of sources are actually objective and factual, while the majority are simply salesmen, often in medical guise. We see countless examples of websites promoting a particular medical practice. However, none of the content on the website is written by the doctor themselves. Instead, the entire site is crafted by contracted web developers and mostly consists of generic and incorrect information that is simply meant to generate leads for the doctor. Likewise, most of the large health websites simply write whatever in order to insert advertisements that provide income or generate leads. While they might claim an editorial board of quality members, the writing is often performed by completely unqualified content developers who often do not even understand the topic they are writing about! We see this often and it frightens us enough to write highly critical articles like this one.
When reading online sources of spinal stenosis information, listen closely for the voice behind the words and what the message is saying. In most cases, there is a thinly disguised sales pitch or a desire to collect your personal information so that the sponsor company can market to you directly. This is not medicine. It is financially-motivated capitalism and has become the norm even when you actually go to see a doctor in their office setting.
Spinal Stenosis Information from The Cure Back Pain Network
We must count ourselves guilty of also having an agenda. After all, our mission is to provide completely free, unbiased and truthful facts about each topic that we cover. Therefore, our agenda is to safeguard you, your health and your future by teaching you how to advocate on your own behalf in the dangerous modern healthcare sector. This is why we exist. All of our content is written 100% by our editorial board. We do not accept any outsourced material.
We never substitute advertisement for factual content and we do not ever accept advertising dollars in exchange for an endorsement or recommendation. We do not sell any of our contact lists and we do not market products or services to people who do contact us. We are not here to separate you from your money. Instead, we exist to connect you to the correct information that you require to make good choices when it comes to your health and wellness. We hope that you will recognize our sincerity and support our cause.
If you want to know about spinal stenosis, you are already in the right place. We cover the topic in unrivaled detail; not only on Spinal-Stenosis-Treatment.Org, but throughout the related websites of The Cure Back Pain Network. We even provide a simple search bar to help you find the details you need quickly and efficiently. If we can help you, feel free to contact us. We don’t want your money. We just want to help to facilitate your good health.