Suffering from pain? MedWell Spine, OsteoArthritis & Neuropathy Center can help!
Knee pain, back pain, nerve pain, and emotional pain are extremely common conditions and can be absolutely debilitating. Approximately 85% of the population will have to deal with it at some point in their lives. This is so incredibly close to encompassing all of us that it is no wonder that 6.8% of adults within the United States will suffer from back pain lasting two weeks or more! The accumulated cost of this issue is about $50 billion U.S. Dollars each year. Can you imagine how many backs add up to that amount?
The type and severity of the ailment dictates which standard medical approach will be most appropriate. These traditional therapies include hot and cold packs, ultrasound, physical therapy, pain medication, or muscle relaxers. Unfortunately, none of these have been terribly successful, at least not long-term. In that case, especially when the condition worsens, surgery may be required and sometimes is actually necessary.
There are times when there is just no getting around needing back surgery. However, studies suggest that where intense pain in the lower back is concerned, surgery should seldom be done. Reports of the return of symptoms within two years or less have surfaced for many people. This can lead to more surgery and for some it brings lasting reprieve. For others, surgery has no effect at all.