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Ask an Expert: Do I need back surgery?

Q: “My back problem seems to be getting progressively worse. I’ve been taking medication for the pain, but at what point should I consider surgery?”

Proprietary Health Article

How real is failed back surgery syndrome?

Further testing often reveals that persistent pain has a treatable cause. – By J. Rafe Sales, M.D., orthopedic spine surgeon

Recommended Resource

JAMA: Herniated Lumbar Disks

The Journal of the American Medical Association’s page about herniated lumbar discs, including causes, symptoms and treatment resources.