Skip to comments.JFK had intense back pain, and it may have helped kill him
Posted on 11/22/2017 8:05:57 PM PST by sparklite2
Spinal neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas Pait assembled research on JFK's lumbar woeswhich stretch back to his football-playing days at Harvard and led him to undergo four "largely unsuccessful surgeries"into a paper recently published in the Journal of Neurosurgery.
In it, he ties JFK's death to a possible inability to duck down after Oswald's first bullet, all because he was wearing a stiff, "tightly laced" back brace with a figure-eight Ace bandage wrapped around it that kept him locked in an upright position.
"If you have that brace all the way up your chest, above your nipples, and real tight, are you going to be able to bend forward?" Pait notes.
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“Oswald’s first bullet.” Hahahahahaha!
If he wasn’t schtupping everything in sight, maybe his back could have healed.
Camelot? More like Came-a-lot.
"...President Kennedys tightly-laced back brace..."
Well, I’m not sure if having a better back would have changed the outcome of basically having his head blown off.
No one else in the car ducked after the first shot. Maybe they were all wearing back braces. /s
The kennedys, a sex predatory crime family whose time has come and gone. They need to be removed from Arlington cemetery and dumped in the mexican desert where they belong.
So are we speculating JFK had brain damage from the concussions he got playing football too?
This entire line of thinking is Total B.S.
I think this is the injury he got when he sped his boat through the fog and into the path of a Japanese warship.
What football at Harvard???? He did not play and his back problems were congenital and predate his college days.
Teddy and Joe Kennedy Jr. played football. JFK did not.
This is decades old theorem. I guess the medicos will say that Lee Harvey Oswald was also a medical doctor who knew just where to shoot Pres. Kennedy.
Next: Oswald was a CIA agent working for Big Oil. Oh, wait. I think that one has been floating around like a turd in a toilet, for decades too.
Gotta come up with something new, imaginative, different. Got it> Manafort did it. My bad!
Is back surgery EVER successful? I know 7 people worse off since, and 4 more much worse since foot surgery.
“In it, he ties JFK’s death to a possible inability to duck down after Oswald’s first bullet, all because he was wearing a stiff, “tightly laced” back brace with a figure-eight Ace bandage wrapped around it that kept him locked in an upright position.”
Doesn’t seem new. The back brace holding him upright was talked about very early on.
I think their argument is that Kennedy began to crouch forward when the first bullet hit him- you can see him bend forward as he grabs at his throat- but the back brace pulled him upright and then the second round took off the back of his head.
Instead of having to be on daily medication he has to take something maybe twice a month.
Is he the young sprat I married? Nah. But then I am not the young thing he married either.:)
I think part of it has to do with expectations. If you are expecting to never hurt again, probably never successful. You are getting older and everything starts hurting.
And a lot of it is keeping up with the exercises they give you afterwords. Don't stop just because you are through therapy.
thought JFK played on the freshman and JV teams at Harvard.
My son had back surgery 20 years ago,at age 34-———VERY happy with it.
The first bullet hit him at the base of his neck and exited through his throat. He should have been able to survive that wound.
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