Is surgery for neck or back pain necessary? Sometimes. It is reasonable to consider spine surgery if the pain has not diminished after months of non-surgical treatment, if pain does not respond to medication, or if you're unable to complete basic daily activities. Some surgery options are minimally invasive (microdiscectomy for a  herniated disc) and allow for quick recovery, while other types of surgery (a posterolateral fusion for degenerative disc disease) are more extensive.

Kyphoplasty surgery is a procedure designed to stop the pain caused by a spinal fracture. Examine how kyphoplasty is performed and the risks involved.

After back surgery there are several lifestyle habits that will aid in the recovery process, such as avoiding smoking, getting enough continuous sleep, and eating nutritious food.

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