Are You Considering Surgery for Neck Pain or Back Pain?
Neck and low back pain are common problems. They are among the major causes of lost time at work, decreased productivity and chronic disability in the United States. It is estimated that 80 percent of all people in the United States will suffer from at least one episode of back pain in his/her lifetime. For many this can be a recurrent problem. For some, it can be a chronic ongoing pain disorder. With proper medical evaluation, appropriate treatment, and selective use of diagnostic studies, the majority of patients with neck or lower back pain can be effectively treated without any invasive or surgical treatment.