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What are good alternatives to back surgery?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Many

As long as imaging studies don't show disc problems ( along with numbness nor weakness ) then acupuncture, stretching, massage, and heat are some of the alternatives to back surgery.

In brief: Many

As long as imaging studies don't show disc problems ( along with numbness nor weakness ) then acupuncture, stretching, massage, and heat are some of the alternatives to back surgery.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: That is dependent on

The diagnosis excluding: tumor, infection, fracture and deformity-weight control, not smoking, regular exercise, good body mechanics, avoiding prolonged positioning, a healthy diet with good vitamin d and calcium, good sleeping habits, a good mattress, a back support possibly, medication, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and certain pain management techniques when indicated.

In brief: That is dependent on

The diagnosis excluding: tumor, infection, fracture and deformity-weight control, not smoking, regular exercise, good body mechanics, avoiding prolonged positioning, a healthy diet with good vitamin d and calcium, good sleeping habits, a good mattress, a back support possibly, medication, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and certain pain management techniques when indicated.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Justin Esterberg
Depends on the underlying problem. Most back pain does not need surgery and the issues causing it resolve with time...
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