Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that he has undergone C5-C6 spinal cord surgery. This was the answer of the founder of SpaceX to a question from Twitter user Andy Phillips, who noticed a scar located somewhere on Elon’s neck. Phillips also has a similar scar, suggesting his curiosity about whether Elon Musk has had surgery or not.
Elon Musk reveals that his first operation was unsuccessful
The chief technology officer then intervened and said he had previously had a Mobi-C, a type of cervical disc prosthesis that had previously been placed in his C5-C6 segment of his spinal cord. He then revealed the shocking news that the first operation was in fact a failure, as he had failed to remove the bone spur that had stuck right into his spinal cord.
He then said that the second operation was successful. Elon Musk is usually a person who does research before proposing something, and this is evident from his numerous interviews, such as the one he had with Jim Bridenstein from Everyday Astronaut, a popular YouTube channel and Twitter page.
Elon Musk, in relation to his previous surgeries, suggests that people use Yelp or perhaps other types of online examinations, especially for doctors. He said efficiency varies widely, but that is his main recommendation.
Maybe I can be useful. If the Mobi-C disc was inserted at C5-C6, however, the first operation failed to remove the adherent bone spur in my spinal cord. A second operation took care of that. Recommend using Yelp or other online doctor reviews. Efficiency varies widely. ̵1; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 17, 2020
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Neuralink by Elon Musk. Can they be connected?
Elon Musk’s latest company, known as Neuralink, revolves around technology that improves and restores certain body movements by improving the way the brain works. Neuralink recently announced a coin-sized chip that the company wants to be able to insert later into the skull to make it easier and better for the brain to work and fix certain features that have otherwise become problematic.
Although no official connection has been announced, Neuralink wants to help people with physical disabilities either due to injury or naturally born with these disabilities. The goal is to help people who have lost certain bodily functions due to injuries and to regain them along with improving existing ones.
Neuralink received mixed reviews and a Fortune article was written about it, addressing the question “Is it possible for Neuaralik to affect its reputation?” Despite the mixed reputation that Neuralink received, both Tesla and SpaceX were quite successful this year and only increase, despite the ongoing pandemic. While other companies such as Airbnb are almost crushed by the pandemic, Tesla and SpaceX have increased in value, according to an Electrek article.
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