Thread: Injury Report: Michalek - Surgery MAR 19th
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08-18-2013, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Properly Puemped Up View Post
This doesn't make sense. Isn't pain the reason people go to the doctor and then have disc problems diagnosed? Sure there can be huge variation in pain due to individual pain tolerance and location of the herniated disc, but a zero correlation? Pain most likely isn't a reliable measure and you can't find correlations with unreliable measures. It could be that there is no correlation, but it could also mean that our current measures of pain (subjective reports) do not allow us to find the correlation.
It is because the pain probably doesn't originate at the disk, it can be anywhere along the long pain pathways in the back.

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