When you’re considering spine surgery, complete and reliable information is important to help you decide whether or not to have the surgery, as well as how to select a spine surgeon, prepare for back surgery, and make the best use of the recovery process.
Dr. Ullrich acknowledges that there is a time and a place for spinal fusion surgery, but he urges patients to carefully consider all their options before they agree to the spine surgery. In this case study, he explains how he helped steer a young male patient clear of a surgery that would have surely caused him more pain and disability than he already had.
There is a wide range of back problems—from simple back strain to serious injury—but the one thing almost all of them have in common is that part of the cure involves exercise and fitness. A good exercise routine is key to reducing your chances of recurring pain.