Spine Surgery

The Department of Spine Surgery

Having back surgery can be a difficult choice. Typically, people consider surgery for back pain only after all other treatments have failed to provide relief. Even then, surgery does not provide significant improvement for everyone. And while the risks of back surgery are generally low, they can be serious in some people.

Learning about back surgery ahead of time and understanding its risks and benefits can help you decide whether it's right for you.

Recommended Related to Back Pain
Being active is good for everyone, even if you have back pain. Some gentle types of exercises and movement therapies may help you get stronger, which could help you feel better. You may also need other medical treatment for your back pain; exercise alone may not be enough. But building your strength, especially in the muscles that support your back, is still a good idea. Before you get started, you may want to talk with your doctor about what activities are right for you.

Benefits of Back Surgery
The primary reason for most back surgeries is to get relief from back pain. And for many people, the result is less pain.

Less pain comes with many additional benefits, including: