Being a normal part of the aging process, back pain is unavoidable for many people, and that is why many solutions have been created to ease it, even if only temporarily.
But regardless of how much pain you’re in, one thing you should never do is what the 33-year-old man in this story did – injecting himself with semen as an “alternative medicine.”
In a paper published by the Irish Medical Journal, a man tried to cure his chronic lower back pain by injecting one monthly dose of his own sperm into his forearm. He did this by using a hypodermic needle, for 18 months in a row.
As you can imagine, nothing good came out of this. The man’s arm turned red and got swollen due to a deep abscess that developed, in combination with the sperm and whatever else might have infected the specific area. The infection was confirmed by a blood test.
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And doctors were in shock when they found out how the man came up with this crazy idea.
They searched all across the web but were unable to find a source for this “alternative treatment.” So, they assumed that he came up with the idea all on his own.
Dr. L. Dunne of Adelaide and Meath Hospital in Dublin, Ireland said:
“A search of more eclectic internet sites and forums found no other documentation of semen injection for back pain treatment or other uses.”
The man was put into a hospital and right away given intravenous antimicrobial treatment.
He was discharged shortly after. The strange thing is that the back pain lessened while he was in the hospital, as he was receiving treatment for his own “treatment.”
And as weird as all of this was, something good actually came out of it. There is now official documentation on the effects of having semen injected into the human body.
Dr. Dunne went on to add:
“Although there is a report of the effects of subcutaneous semen injection into rats and rabbits, there were no cases of intravenous semen injection into humans found across the literature.”
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