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When is back surgery the right choice?


In general, back surgery should be your last option. However, when the pain is intolerable, persistent or unresponsive to any other intervention, it’s probably time to talk about surgery.


An increasingly common back surgery is spinal fusion. In this procedure, the surgeon joins two adjacent vertebrae to form a single unit. Fusing an unstable joint is supposed to prevent motion that can cause pain, but it's a major operation that often fails to offer a lasting solution. As a result, fusion has become the poster child for expensive, risky & unnecessary back surgery.


“But men with aging spines should be wary of fusion & its false promises”, says Dr. Steven Atlas, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. "Based on the evidence, the indications for fusion are few & far between, but that doesn't stop surgeons from doing them or patients from getting them."


Triangle Spinal Decompression offers a safe alternative to invasive spinal surgery or addictive Rx drugs. We have an enviable success rate; eliminating back & neck pain altogether. We help patients who are suffering from chronic, debilitating pain or have been told they need back surgery.

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