Only 1% of ALL patients actually need spinal surgery, based on the latest research.
This means you probably don’t need it, unless you’ve got severe nerve compromise or you’ve exhausted all the other forms of treatment.
Not only this, spinal surgery rarely addresses WHY you needed it in the first place.
For instance, if you bend over and herniate a disc in your lower back, it could be because you have a lack of mobility in your hip which caused you to use your back abnormally.
Similarly, you could have weak spinal muscles causing abnormal motion of your spine, which results in degenerative disc disease or spinal arthritis.
Are you sitting incorrectly? This puts the most stress on your discs, muscles, and ligaments…
The proper plan would be to retrain your body to bend at the hip, not the spine AND focus on specific hip mobility work to free up proper movement.
If you do opt for surgery to fix your back, it is entirely likely that, over time, your pain could return with a vengeance, and you may have to go through the entire process again.
In fact, this is exactly what happens when many patients get a spinal fusion. The adjacent vertebrae become worn out and eventually you need another surgery…
Sadly, for many, repeat spinal surgery is a reality.
Immediately deciding to get spinal surgery, without researching less traumatic options, would be like hearing a noise in your car’s engine, and then ripping out your transmission so you don’t hear it anymore.
Is the problem fixed?
Of course not!
And now you’re in a worse situation than you were before.
You must determine the source or the real reason “WHY” it occurred in the first place.