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The New England Journal of Medicine reported that surgery is overused for the treatment of back pain! If you or someone you know is suffering from back pain, don’t rush off to get surgery.



The New England Journal of Medicine reported that surgery is overused for the treatment of back pain! If you or someone you know is suffering from back pain, don’t rush off to get surgery. The New England Journal of Medicine reported that surgery is often overused for the treatment of back pain! In fact, the rate of all types of back surgery is more than 40% higher in the US than in any other country.



Furthermore, it should be noted that surgery does not always improve the outcome and in some cases can even make the condition worse.

There is considerable evidence supporting the use of conservative, non-surgical treatments for back pain. Consult with your Doctor of Chiropractic to see if conservative care to correct the cause of your lower back pain is an appropriate option for you.

Source: Deyo R, Weinstein J, et al. Low Back Pain. The New Eng J of Med. 2001:344(5), pp363-369.