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!