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"Piece of cake," the orthopedic surgeon said. Then he smiled at me with a cocky grin as we peered together over my MRI films and discussed my imminent back surgery. I didn’t pretend I understood what I was seeing—but I liked the guy. I trusted him. "As a matter of fact, I did a lumbar laminectomy just the other day," the doctor continued. "The guy was pain-free the next day." … Back to Article

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