Interactive Tool: Should I Consider Surgery for My Low Back Problem? - What’s next?
If you are concerned about back pain or other related symptoms such as leg pain, numbness, or weakness, talk to your doctor about what steps you can take. If surgery is unlikely to help, you can still take action to decrease and control your symptoms. ...
Interactive Tool: Should I Consider Surgery for My Low Back Problem? - What do your results mean?
About 90% of the symptoms of low back problems, such as back pain and pain down the back of the leg, go away by themselves within 6 weeks, and 98% are gone within 1 year.1 As you work through this tool, you will get an idea of whether surgery or other treatment might help you if your symptoms have lasted longer. ...
Interactive Tool: Should I Consider Surgery for My Low Back Problem? - What does this tool measure?
Click here to find out whether surgery may help decrease the symptoms of a back problem.This interactive tool will not diagnose a back problem, but it will tell you whether surgery might help decrease or eliminate symptoms related to your low back problem. There is always a risk with any surgery, so most people don't want to have surgery unless there is a very good chance it will help them. While
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