I’m not sure you remember me, I am the Oregon Spanish professor who came to see you last April for low back pain. .
You might recall that I had told you that I was experiencing relief from a procedure (Relievant clinical trial) that ablated the basivertebral nerves in the vertebrae. I was unblinded yesterday and I found out that I got the sham treatment.
The reason why I came to see you is that two weeks after the procedure, my muscle pain has come back but I also had the sensation that some deeper–what I was calling “Bone” pain, had in fact improved.
The long and the short of it is that aside from whatever effect of relief I experienced due to the procedure (less anxiety because I felt I was being helped, placebo effect, and etc), the primary source of my improvement is the McGill plan.
I do stir the pot, bird dog, push ups, planks etc etc every other day. I am so much better because of your help and everywhere I go I preach the McGill gospel. Thank you for what you have done to help me have a normal life!!!