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Low Back Pain - Cause

The most common causes of low back pain are:

Less common spinal conditions that can cause low back pain include:

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Back Surgery: Risks and Benefits

Having back surgery can be a difficult choice. Typically, people consider surgery for back pain only after all other treatments have failed to provide relief. Even then, surgery does not provide significant improvement for everyone. And while the risks of back surgery are generally low, they can be serious in some people. Learning about back surgery ahead of time and understanding its risks and benefits can help you decide whether it's right for you.

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    Last Updated: August 16, 2013
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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