- Thursday, November 14, 2013
affects 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. In addition, according to a study performed in 2012, approximately one quarter of U.S. adults reported having low-back pain
lasting at least one whole day in the past three months and 7.6% reported at least one episode of severe acute low-back pain
within a one-year period.
Some people have opted for a surgical solution to back pain in the past and suffered residual pain for months or even years after. Although surgery is a viable option, downtime is significant and sometimes can cause another pain situation to arise.
Luckily surgery has evolved over the years and now there are minimally invasive procedures that treat back pain with almost no downtime. Procedures such as Kyphoplasty
can be performed in a doctor’s office as opposed to the hospital and last about 2 hours. The best part is that you get to go home shortly after the procedure and move around.
Patients love this option not only because everyone wants everything fast these days, but also because the minimal downtime allows them to exercise and build up back strength faster. Building strength improves the condition of back pain
and there is more of a chance that the pain won’t come back.
If you suffer from back pain, have had complicated surgeries in the past but still experience back pain, call the specialists at The Franklin Pain Center
at 508-507-8818 to book an evaluation.