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The Plus and Minus Aspects of Back Surgery
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Publish-date-icon May 5, 2012
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Ever considered back surgery? If you have, you should know that there are positive and very negative consequences involved. Although back surgery tends to be beneficial, bad things can happen and there are no guarantees. Considerations also include the cost, the potential outcomes, and alternatives if any exist. For your consideration, we have written this article detailing several alternatives to back surgery that you might need to know.

Chiropractic spinal adjustments and physical therapy treatments are well-known non-surgical alternatives to back pain surgery. There are other, newer non-invasive treatment options, as well, that aren't as well known. One of these is spinal decompression therapy. This is an FDA approved treatment that only costs a fraction of what spinal surgery costs and is much safer as well. What this does is gently elongates the spine, creating a small vacuum among the vertebrae. This pulls the disc back into shape and allows the injury to heal in a natural manner. It also increases the amount of blood and oxygen that the discs receive, which helps to speed up healing. A viable alternative for pain management is the TENS system which is not painful and helps mask the pain by sending signals to the brain that affect pain perception. Don't overlook these newer techniques for relieving back pain. They are promising to be very effective and should be considered before back surgery. Back surgery is oftentimes very successful in relieving back pain; nevertheless, in many cases surgery isn't necessary as the condition will eventually heal over time. To put it another way, if you allow yourself enough time, the reason for your back pain may heal itself. A lot of researchers contend that if someone has serious, painful conditions such as sciatica or degenerative spinal disease, the quickest way to solve the problem is to have the back surgery. If you need to get your problem resolved quickly so you can return to your normal life or get back to your job, you should seriously consider the merits of having surgery. However, in most cases these conditions do not get worse if the patient doesn't get surgery, while the pain can often be relieved by other treatments. Surgery can be a big help for people suffering from back pain; however, keep in mind that it isn't always necessary, but is an optional choice.

A very new procedure, laser spine surgery, is becoming very popular because of its unique and innovative abilities. Back surgery is not the only area where lasers have become prominent tools for doctors in the last two years. Although considered minimally invasive, it doesn't penetrate the body but is very safe by modern standards. Laser surgery has some risk involved, but this is true for any type of surgery along with side effects. There is some talk that these particular laser procedures are not effective at all and are only done to profit the surgeon.

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