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Avoid Failed Back Surgery Syndrome


Back surgery is risky. 20-40% of patients who undergo low back surgery will develop Failed Back Surgery Syndrome. 5-36% of patients who have lumbar disc surgery for disc herniation have a recurrence of their low back & leg pain within 2 yrs. 29.2% of patients who have lumbar stenosis & undergo have back surgery (laminectomy) will have similar or increased pain at 12 months.

See Triangle Spinal Decompression for a safe, effective & affordable alternative to back surgery.


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