I was surfing the net to research my husband's upcoming surgery. I found a site that not only went into depth, it had pics and where everyone was to stand during the Operation, etc. After reading it, I realized that it was a site for docs not laymenn. Anyway, there was one portion that I found to be rather odd. The laid out the following factors for turning down a potential back patient (this is only a small portion of the reasons):
Three or more of the psychosocial factors: alcoholism/drug dependence, recent or pending divorce, high level of job dissatisfaction, pending litigation, depression, multiple unsuccessful surgeries, smoking one or more packs/day, Waddel test score of three or more (symptom magnification)
As we read, we realized that in order to have the surgery, we had to do a careful count. Has anyone ever seen this list before? I knew about the smoking but some of the other ones seem unreasonable such as the job satisfaction one.