Chronic Back Pain: Is Surgery Necessary?

If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, it’s easy to believe that surgery is your only hope for making a full recovery. However, before you jump to this conclusion, it’s important to become familiar with the variety of other treatment options that are available to you.

Here are just a few to consider:

Surgery team in the operating room .

•    Physical therapy: Through a variety of exercises, you may able to heal your body as a means of avoiding surgery. Furthermore, physical therapy can help strengthen your back, thus preventing injury again in the future.
•    Acupuncture: With this, thin needles are inserted into pressure points in your back. By activating these points, blood flow improves throughout the region, which can help reduce or eliminate pain and other symptoms.
•    Chiropractic: By making adjustments to your back and neck, an experienced chiropractor may be able to relieve some of the pain and other symptoms you’re experiencing. This is similar to physical therapy in the way that your chiropractor can try several techniques to determine how you best respond.

Yes, there may come a point when surgery is your only option, but in many cases, it’s the last resort. Look into the benefits of the above alternative treatment options. You may find something that’s perfect for you.

Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.