If a mason gets severe sciatica after lifting a one hundred pound bag of cement are you suggesting he should be put on a course of antibiotics for treatment? If he gets well after several weeks on the course of antiobiotics and has an exacerbation of the sciatica while bending over to tie his shoelaces three months later because the herniated disc is still there, should he be put on another course of antibiotics. How about rotator cuff tears or tears in the meniscus of the knees? Are they due to bacterial infections as well? Has anyone even done any studies yet. Should we check all musculoskeletal injuries for possible presence of bacteria? I'll bet if we start looking we will find much more. Should the many millions of people with helicobacter pylori be on AB's even if they are perfectly healthy and have no signs of symptoms? Parkinson's has been associated with helicobacter pylori. Do you think helicobacter pylori causes PD or that the dysautonomic and decreased intestinal motiltiy associated with PD causes the increase in bacteria?
Edited for clarity, my bacterial fog is high at present,
Dr F I don't hear your point,
I hear that you are anti drugs,
I also don't believe you want to consider the possibility that there can be a co-incidence of bacterial infection at the same time, in these examples of the studies, as having a lower back spinal injury that causes pain,
I also hear you interpret what is being said in the articles that I posted using the extrapolation that bacteria are being called cause in all musculoskeletal injuries involving pain, and there is suggestion of ABx treatment for everything.
Have I understood your comment?
I haven't seen any statement that the bacteria presence and the injury presence are connected in a cause context, purely co-incidence of existence.
What I understood was that they had investigated and found bacteria within the damaged/herniated disc and then experimented with ABx treatment versus not treated and found statistically relevant results. The pain management was the focus of their investigation.