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Stabbed in the Back

By: Samara Jones,Jacqueline Haigh
Narrated by: Lynsey Frost
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Strap yourself in.... The astonishing true story of medical arachnoiditis.

A beautiful young woman with big dreams and a great career in IT emigrates from Russia to London, falls in love, marries, and goes to the hospital to have her first baby, a happy and healthy little girl. 

It’s a modern-day fairy tale come true, until...she is rocked by pain unlike any she has experienced. She tells her husband, her family, her doctors, but no one believes her. The doctors do tests - but nothing. 

When she persists, they tell her it is all in her head - that she is making it up, that she is a stressed-out new mom, that she is losing it. Broken down, eventually she starts to believe them, questioning her own sanity, suffering beyond belief....

But she’s not insane - and nor are they. The hospital has been hiding something. Her medical records have been falsified. And so, her investigative journey begins. Is she uncovering one of the most shocking medical cover-ups of the 21st century?

If you are an expectant mother-to-be, or have experienced unexplained pain ever since childbirth, this book is a must-listen.

Endorsement from Forest Tennant, MD, DrPH

Dr. Tennant is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, the American Pain Society, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has authored more than 300 scientific articles and books.

"Samara has captured the essence of problems that have been ignored for far too long. Every woman needs to know that adhesive arachnoiditis is a risk with an epidural anaesthetic injection that is given for childbirth. She raises two even more important points. One is that the physicians giving epidural injections don’t know that there is a pretty good emergency anecdote if arachnoiditis symptoms occur after the epidural. Even more, she tells the world a sad tale. Physicians, as a group, still don’t realize that simple treatment protocols have been developed for AA, and they can and should be administered in every community. Untreated, AA is a miserable, suffering, disease that takes one’s life long before its time. Samara’s book will help turn the tide." (Dr. Forest Tennant)

"Samara Jones’ Stabbed in the Back is an eloquent cri de coeur on behalf of the millions maimed by unnecessary invasive spinal procedures in general and by childbirth epidurals in particular. This is a short but necessary treatise on the dangers of misplaced hypodermic needles that cause intense and intractable pain and suffering. The disease in question is adhesive arachnoiditis, inflammation of nerves in the spinal cord caused in the main by medical intervention. Therefore, cover-up and denial by the medical profession are par for the course. A Russian who came to live in the United Kingdom, Samara's love for the British way of life became sorely tested by years of being pummelled by the medical profession, which regarded her awful symptoms as 'all in the head'. Call it ignorance or call it obfuscation, I call it downright cruelty." (Roger Radford, author of Cry of the Needle)

©2021 Samara Jones (P)2021 Samara Jones

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  • 06-12-22

An extraordinary account about the hidden dangers of modern medicine

This is an extraordinary and real account, perfectly narrated, Informative and bold, full of useful lessons and talks about the hidden but real dangers of modern medicine and how we are all vulnerable to go from being perfectly healthy to developing permanent damage from a “safe” and innocent looking medical intervention in a matter of seconds.

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