Back Surgery

backsurgery2According to MayoClinic.com:

“Back pain is extremely common, and surgery
often fails to relieve it.”

Back surgery is usually reserved for times when your nerve is pinched, your spinal cord is compressed or there’s too much movement between your spinal bones.

Your doctor may recommend back surgery if you have neck or back pain accompanied by symptoms of nerve damage. Keep reading for details about surgery, as well as a new alternative, called DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression.

Signs and symptoms include:

  • Pain that radiates down your legs (sciatica) or arms
  • Numbness, weakness or tingling in your arms or legs
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

Different types of back surgery include:

  • Diskectomy. This involves removal of the herniated portion of a disk to relieve pressure on a nerve. It’s done as an open surgery, and typically involves full or partial removal of the back portion of a vertebra (lamina) to access the ruptured disk.
  • Laminectomy. This procedure involves the removal of the lamina that overlays the spinal canal. It enlarges the spinal canal and is performed to relieve nerve pressure caused by spinal stenosis.
  • Fusion. Spinal fusion permanently connects two or more bones in your spine. It can relieve pain by adding stability to a spinal fracture or when there’s excessive motion between vertebrae. It may also be used to eliminate painful motion between vertebrae that can result from a degenerated or injured disk.
  • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET). In this treatment, doctors insert a needle through a catheter into the disk. The needle is heated to a high temperature for up to 20 minutes. The heat thickens and seals the disk wall, reducing disk bulge and the related spinal nerve irritation.
  • Vertebroplasty. During this procedure, your surgeon injects bone cement into compressed vertebrae. For fractured and compressed vertebrae, this procedure can help stabilize fractures and relieve pain. With a similar procedure — called kyphoplasty — a balloon-like device is inserted to expand compressed vertebrae before bone cement is injected.
  • Artificial disks. Implanted artificial disks are a treatment alternative to spinal fusion for painful movement between two vertebrae due to a degenerated or injured disk. These relatively new devices are still being studied, however, so it’s not yet clear what role they might play as a back surgery option.

Your New Non-Surgical Option

Patient undergoing treatment on the DRX 9000.

Patient undergoing treatment on the DRX 9000.

Not only is back surgery risky and painful, it simply may not even help your condition or cure your pain. Fortunately, there’s a relatively new technology that in many ways replaces back surgery, and according to a recent study, offers an 88.9% success rate for its patients. It’s called DRX 9000 Spinal Decompression Therapy.

Click the link above to learn more about how you might be able to avoid the knife and get your life back, pain-free and withour surgery.

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