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Safer Alternative to Spinal Surgery Concerns

When spinal surgery becomes a possibility, it's natural to have concerns. Let's address some common worries & introduce a safer, non-surgical alternative.

Spinal Cord Injury

Fear of spinal cord damage during surgery is valid as cord injuries can cause paralysis, loss of motor function & pain. Fortunately, the risk is relatively low (< 1 in 300 surgeries).

Dural Tears & Leaks

Tears in the dural sac that covers the spinal cord & nerves can lead to leakage of cerebral spinal fluid. This occurs in 2-17% of cases.

Clots, Sores, Infections

The most common post-surgery complication is infection. About 1 in 25 spinal surgery patients require antibiotic therapy. Many surgeons opt for preventive courses to help reduce the chance of an active infection. Pressure sores & blood clots can happen but are generally manageable.

Exploring a Safer Non-Surgical Option

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical approach designed for conditions like herniated discs or sciatica. MRI studies verify the retraction/reduction of disc bulges/herniations. Equally important for lasting relief; the disc & surrounding structures rehydrate. Research suggests that continued improvements are seen up to 4 years following decompression treatment programs. Eliminate your concerns - No operation, no anesthesia, no hospital & no extended recovery!

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