As a Physician I do recognize the benefits to prayer…but I don’t understand mechanics or it’s applications?
Note: I don’t post here in religion, I am a regular in Health but I would like your views on this subject)
I am a orthopedic surgeon who concentrates exclusively on treating problems with twist, hand, arm and shoulder for patients of all ages for a variety of medical conditions. I have a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation and treatment.
On with my question:
I have seen three patients through referral in the past two weeks with (3) different conditions. (1) Clavicle fracture (2) Dupuytren’s Contracture disease (3) Ganglion Cysts/w deQuervain’s Tendinitis.
All three cases were advanced in nature. Nothing new here I have seen all of these at least 100 times in the past 3-4 years. I recommend and proceeded with treated as prescribed by the American Academy of Orthopaedics and that am in complete agreement.
With my experience in these cases I know the outcome. If we are lucky we might see somewhere between a 15% to 50% improvement over a course of 1-2 years.
The distinguishing facts about all (3) cases were they all had people(s) “praying for them”.
Am I making a claim or even a statement…..no, I am not!
But the results are as follows:
Patient (A) 4 weeks of treatement and shows no signs off a Clavicle Fracture. Patient also reports that she had no doubt of a religious healing
Patient (B) Same thing in 6 weeks
Patient (C) Within 1 week
I’m talking GONE!
I am not a religious man nor do I endorse any religions.
But I would like your view point on how, why….what?
MsMinger: I reconize any prayer/postive thinking or actions. You calling me a “liar” says more about you than it does about be however!
CindyCom: Thanks for your answer. And yes I have seen those rather conflicting report(s). You may find it more interesting as to the author of those reports are.
SHoward: Yes, your right! Many studies prove that to be true
Helo hallowi: I would suggest you re-read my post and re-read your own and maybe see your glaring contridictions. I offered no endorsement and said so
MS. Minger: I do agree that you are in deed in need off professional help…however the kind you would require is out of my expertise.
daedeia: Thank you for your answer and experience. Have you seen many cases of prayer/results
afie: I will take that advise. Thanks for your thoughful, intelligent answer!
Team Leader answers:
I have heard many doctors say there are times when they don’t have the skill to do what they have actually done. Someone (higher power) has helped them to something.
Prayer takes faith. However, you can’t just pray and hope something will happen. “Pray like it all depends on God and act like it all depends on you.”
BTW, there’s an old saying that as long as there are tests in school, there will be prayer.
You don’t have to be “religious.” That’s your choice. Just don’t blast us if we want to be since that’s our choice. No one is forcing you to be anything that you aren’t.
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