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The Surprising Science About Surgery for Low Back Pain

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Many people think that surgery can “fix” an area of their spine that is injured. While in rare cases that is true, the permanent changes that surgery makes to your anatomy can cause a host of new problems in addition to the trauma and risks that inherently go along with low back surgery.

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Science Says the Best Way to Treat Sciatica is…

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If you have ever fallen to your knees in pain because of sciatica, you know how scary it can be. Pain that locks up your low back and travels down your leg after sneezing, coughing, or bending over is one of the worst surprises you can experience in your life.

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Surgery vs. Chiropractic: The Shocking Results

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Surgery is considered a last resort for the treatment of neck and back problems. The risks are significant, the costs are high, and the recovery is long and painful. If you haven’t found relief with physical therapy or medications for your back pain, you may think surgery is next on the list. However, new research has shown that Chiropractic care should be considered first, and the results may surprise you.

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What is Sciatica?

Bottom Line:
Nearly everyone will have back pain at some point in their life, but with sciatica, you’ll know something is different right away. Pain that begins in your back, travels down to your buttocks, and shoots down your leg is a classic sign of sciatica. The shooting pain down your leg is caused by compression on one of the nerves exiting your spine. Even a small amount of pressure can cause a tremendous amount of pain, so getting rid of the inflammation and opening up space around the nerve is essential to find relief.

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