If you live each and every day with chronic back pain, then you know exactly how debilitating and awful the condition can be. Most people struggling with back pain are desperate for any solution at all that will take away the pain, and this leads many people down the road to spinal surgery. The problem is, spinal surgery is far from a reliable method of pain relief. Given the spine’s critical role in the body’s movement, surgery is risky at best, with no guaranteed positive outcome.
The Arguments Against Spinal Surgery
First and foremost, spinal surgery exposes the body to trauma without really addressing the root cause of chronic back pain. Lumbar spine surgery is the most common type of spinal surgery that attempts to either relieve pain caused by nerve root pinching by removing a small portion of the bone over the nerve material or attempts to stop painful motion by using a bone graft to stop motion at the painful vertebral segment. In both of these cases, even if the pain does stop, the problem wasn’t solved, only avoided. In the long term, there is an enormous difference between the two.
Recent data shows that spinal surgeries carry failure rates that get as high as 40 percent, which means that it’s possible for almost half of all patients to never feel improvement after surgery. Those are terrible odds, especially for a procedure that can paralyze you if it goes wrong. Even randomized controlled trials suggest that lumbar spinal fusion doesn’t offer any benefits that other multidisciplinary rehabilitation techniques can’t achieve.
Stem Cells: A Better Solution
Instead of surgery, you should cure your back pain using regenerative medicine treatments in the form of stem cells, platelets, and growth factors. This blend of stem cells and PRP is injected into the area of pain to trigger the body’s natural healing process. It’s an innovative, safe, and incredible effective technology that actually treats the root cause of spinal pain in order to provide lasting relief for the rest of your life. Better yet, there is no trauma to your body and very minimal recovery time. How can you say no to that? Don’t operate, Regenerate!