When considering surgery as an option for successfully treating a back condition, it is important to understand the differences between surgeries to determine what option is best for you. Typically, surgery is only reserved for when conservative methods of treatment—such as medication or physical therapy—have failed to provide relief from pain and other symptoms.
You’ve already been to a physical therapist, chiropractor, or pain management practice. And you’ve tried epidural and steroid shots to ease your chronic back pain. After finding no long-term relief, is back surgery worth it? Spinal surgery can result in life altering differences improving your quality of life, but fear and common myths make too … Read more