Back Pain? Surgery? Think Again!

 Beat Back pain without surgery. Your back has been hurting for a few weeks now. You try to rest and take it easy but the pain persists. Is this typical joint pain or perhaps something more serious. You go see the doctor and he gives you an MRI, shows that you have a ruptured disk and declares that you need surgery! STOP, Before you panic and sign up for this risky back surgery;  know the facts: Not all ruptured disks cause pain or problems. 98% of people with no back pain reveal one or more ruptured disks. Since a damaged disk does not necessarily hurt, it could be coincidence that you have a sore back and a ruptured disk.

Disks are soft, round cartilage between the bones of the spine. A ruptured disk occurs if the jellylike interior of the disk is pushed out of its usual place and extends beyond the bones of the spine. These are also called herniated, slipped or protruding disks. Ruptured disks shrink over time and return to their normal space again.

Try rest and exercise before surgery. Most people simply improve their joint and back pain issues without surgery. Long time results of people who have had surgery and those who have not are the same. Consider this study: 126 people with ruptured disks. ½ underwent surgery the other half did not. Four years later, the two groups showed very little – if any – difference.

Doctors don’t know why your back hurt; we give them too much credit. They can’t identify a definite cause of pain in 85% of the people who come to them with back complaints. It’s funny to me that the number of surgeries on the lower back continues to increase with the rise in new imaging techniques, such as MRI. When these imaging tests reveal a ruptured disk, guess what, the doctor will likely point to that as the cause of your pain and the cure will be — surgery. Doctors vary and a second opinion would be a good idea. Remember 96% of all back injuries will heal with rest and specific exercise.

I hope you find this information helpful. Sola Prince – Wellness Specialist

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