BACK SURGERY – A REVIEW
CATEGORY: Surgical Procedures for Back Pain
TYPES: Spinal fusion, laminectomy, foraminotomy, discectomy, disc replacement, interlaminar implant, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS), Bone Grafting & Harvesting, Dens, Endoscopic Surgery (Endoscopy), Foraminotomy/Foraminectomy, Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET), Laminoplasty, LASER Surgery, Microdiscectomy, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF), Scoliosis Correction Surgical Procedures & Techniques, Spinal Decompression Surgical Techniques, Long or Short Spinal Fusions, Spinal Instrumentation, Spinal Osteotomy, Thoracoscopic Release, Transforamenal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
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BACK SURGERY PROS:
> Can be effective for repairing specific structural causes of back & neck pain
> A highly targeted treatment
BACK SURGERY CONS:
> According to research. The long term effectiveness of many types of back surgery is highly questionable & almost any type of back pain surgery is inherently riskier than most other types of surgeries.
> One of the more dangerous types of surgeries one can have because the proximity of the spinal cord leaves a small margin for surgical error. Risk can be paralysis.
> Procedure should only be done as a last resort after all other options have been explored as there is no guarantee of success.
There are UNFORTUNATE side effects for patients who have had surgery for disc conditions, especially fusion-type surgeries. These surgeries have a shelf life of two to five years, if even that, before the patient may begin to experience “failed surgery syndrome.” This can occur because the bones or vertebrae are fused together, and the fused bones no longer move normally.
– Dr. Richard Busch, Author of “Surgery Not Included”
It’s simply mind boggling & sad to consider how many spinal surgeries could have been prevented by just having a stronger back & good posture. Extra muscular support along the spine & proper alignment gives your back the best chance to succeed in every situation & stay injury-free. Back pain surgery has obvious risks, above & beyond those of a normal surgery, with questionable success rates. If you’re considering back surgery, please get a 2nd, 3rd & 4th opinion.
However, if you are left with no other option but to have a surgery, the BODY-ALINE is an excellent post-surgery recovery tool because it promotes circulation, increases strength and assures proper spinal alignment after the surgery. Many have asked questions about back surgery risks & complications & back disc surgery risks for the elderly. This analysis summarizes why, in our opinion, the BODY-ALINE can be a better & more effective back pain solution compared to some types of back surgeries, although they both could be effective together; plus the BODY-ALINE can be a very effective aid to help recover from back surgery.
If lower back surgery is ever considered, preservation and/or return of the normal lordotic curve should be insured. Back surgeries often fail without this step.
– Justin Paquette, MD, Founder of Paquette Spine Institute
A Personal Review of Back Surgery for Back Pain from BODY-ALINE Co-Inventor Jason Bowman…
Back surgery should be avoided at all costs. That means getting a second, third & fourth opinion before going under the knife. As serious & as costly as back surgery is, one has to ask the question: “Will this surgery ultimately treat the root cause of my back, which is poor posture?” Unfortunately, a surgery does NOT exist that will fix your posture. If I was to contemplate back surgery, I would fix my posture FIRST to see if that takes care of the issue. What if that’s all that is required? Look at all the time, money & trouble you’d save.