Spinal Surgery Types, Risks, and Effects
When is Spinal Surgery Good and Necessary?
When it comes to spinal surgery it’s usually to treat herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or back pain and possibly paralyzing spinal damage. Back pain is one of the most common ailments to people, and when lower back pain can’t be managed by anti-inflammatory medications, heat therapy or physical therapy, back surgery is the next step in managing the issue.
Do You Need Back Surgery?
Back pain can become paralyzing, and may affect the use of your arm or legs with numb pain through both. The compressed nerves in your spine are what causes the symptoms of leg or arm numbness. The nerves become compressed due to bulging discs, bone spurs, or spinal stenosis. Through an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine doctors can analyze the root cause of your back pain and come up with an appropriate treatment plan.