Who Needs Back Surgery?

Surgery is done to take pressure off nerves and stabilize segments of the spine.


If you’re suffering with back pain, and especially if it’s become a longstanding problem, you may wonder if you need surgery. Back pain is a common complaint that about four out of five Americans experience sometime in their lifetime. Most do not need surgery, but some people do benefit from spine surgery. Whether it should even be considered depends on several factors, including the underlying cause and specific symptoms.

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