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Back Pain and Back Surgery

Read more about Back Surgery.

Overview

Surgery is a treatment option if you're still experiencing considerable amount of back pain despite using medications and other non-surgical methods, and if your back pain symptoms result from conditions that can be corrected by surgery. Below are possible indications for surgery:

  • Herniated disc
  • Fractures of the spine and dislocations
  • Painful spondylolisthesis
  • Neurologic deficits caused by nerve compression or instability

Effect of Back Surgery on Back Pain

If drugs and other forms of back pain treatment fail to improve your condition, your doctor may suggest that you consider surgery. Surgery is usually the last resort for the treatment of back pain, except in cases of surgical emergency.

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