I think Plushenko's desire to compete on his home ice for a fourth Olympic medal of any color is too strong to be checked by anybody but his own poor health. Is the surgery he is undergoing an effective solution to his long-plaguing back pains? I do not have a clue about such treatment, but it sounds really scary to me. Is there any medical specialist here who is willing to share some of his/her ideas with us on this surgery? Does anybody know why Plushenko just chose Israel for his back treatment?