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Does Back Surgery Work?

Taking a look at an alternative to getting back surgery

Does back surgery work? It’s a big question, but after reading the article below you might be surprised to hear that Surgeon Ian Harris says many people considering spinal surgery for back pain should think carefully. He says that the evidence that back surgery will actually help you is very limited and that it might be nothing more than a placebo.

What are the alternatives?

Alternatives include prescribed exercise to help strengthen weak muscles to help stabilise the spine. Another is to try manual therapy. Structural Bodywork uses deep tissue manipulation techniques to undo long-term tension held in the muscles and connective tissue and helps to reduce the strain patterns we can develop in our bodies which can lead to poor posture and back pain.

Check out this article before taking the surgical route to help your back pain and you may reconsider your options.

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