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Back Surgery: Proceed with Caution

While back surgery can be necessary in a small percentage of individuals, it should only be used as a last resort. In a recent study published in the prestigious medical journal Spine, back education and exercises were compared to back surgery in a group of patients with chronic low back pain and disc degeneration. Researchers found equal improvement in those who received back education and exercises, and those who received back surgery… need we say more!

Source: Spine 2003;28:1913-1921