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In the general population, 70% to 80% of people may experience back pain at some point in their life. Fortunately, for the vast majority of these people the pain will subside naturally without the need for surgery. However, for those with chronic conditions surgery may be an option.
Having spine surgery can be a frightening experience. Couple that with the foreign terminology and it is easy to see why patient education can be so challenging. This site was designed to help patients better understand spine conditions and the surgical options used to treat these conditions.
This site does not intend to diagnose or treat medical conditions or act as a substitute for professional medical care or advice. Only your doctor can diagnose and treat a medical problem.