✓ Ruptured or herniated disks.
✓ Degenerated disks.
✓ Injuries to the spinal nerve.
✓ Irregularities of the skeleton.
✓ Other traumatic injuries.
Help for Chronic Back Pain:
How Do You Find the Right Surgeon?
1. Board Certification
Look for a board-certified surgeon who has completed a fellowship program for spinal health. Fellowships show that your surgeon has specialized training for spinal procedures.
It’s natural to have fears and concerns about this type of procedure. Choose a surgeon who makes you feel comfortable during the initial consultation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
3. A Devoted Practice
It’s best to choose a surgeon who focuses most of their time on spinal surgeries alone. While there’s nothing wrong with having a wider area of focus, surgeons who spend all their time working on the spine will have the most experience.