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Is surgery effective for back pain?

A high-quality back pain specialist can help evaluate you for non-surgical options.

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Have back pain? So do millions of other Americans. And about 500,000 of those have back surgery each year to get relief.

However, research shows:

  • Many back surgeries are unnecessary and are unsuccessful at eliminating pain
  • Sometimes surgery results in a less stable back, restricted movement, and persistent pain.
  • Up to one in three people who have back surgery end up with some type of complication or may even require another surgery

Consider seeing a back pain specialist who can evaluate your condition and find out if non-surgical techniques can reduce pain and aid healing.


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