What’s so bad about spinal back surgery?
Spinal back surgery, also referred to as spinal fusion, is used to relieve back pain. Surgeons fuse the bones together in an operation that can last up to four hours.
The Dangers of Back Surgery
Spinal surgery is very dangerous, it can cause blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungs. It can also cause:
- heart attack
- damage to your spinal nerves
- loss of sensation
- trigger more problems later on
But what’s even worse is that back surgery rarely cures chronic back pain. (1)
Chiropractic should be explored before anyone considers back surgery.
A NOTE FROM DR. C
Statistically the odds of a repeat surgery goes up as structures that are somewhat mobile become fixated after surgery, and areas above and below have to take up the slack…look at Tiger Woods…he has just had his fourth back surgery!!!
- Whoriskey P, Keating D. Spinal fusions serve as case study for debate over when certain surgeries are necessary. Washington Post. October 27, 2013.
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