If you’re considering having spinal surgery as the final fix for your back pain, I’d like to help you to think again about your options.
I’m a spinal surgeon and I want you to know that surgery is not your best option for recovery from low back pain.
Surgery for relieving back pain has never been shown to be effective in a stringent research study. The most careful research paper published in 2006 demonstrated that only 22% of patients were satisfied with the outcomes two years later. Essentially, all research shows consistently poor outcomes for fusion surgery performed for back pain.