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Can surgery improve your back pain?

As a resident in Louisiana who is going in for back surgery soon, you likely understand that the operation will come with risks. Regardless of what type of surgery you go in for, there's the chance that something might go wrong, or that the procedure might not be successful. But can an operation actually make your condition worse?

There are plenty of articles out there that ask this exact question: will surgery actually improve your back pain? Spine-Health, a hub for information related to spinal injuries, goes into detail regarding the potential side effects of surgery for neck and back pain. Many people, likely including yourself, have such severe neck or back pain that you would consider almost anything to escape from it. However, there are a number of things you need to consider before going in for back surgery.

First, are you a suitable candidate for the operation in question? A good doctor will tell you if they don't think you should get a surgery, even if you believe it could help. Factors may include age, any other illnesses you have, your physical health, and so on.

Second, will the benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks? As mentioned above, all procedures have some sort of risk. In some cases, the potential for damage could outweigh whatever benefits you believe you might get, making it a poor choice to proceed.

Third, are you seeing the right practitioner? This is your health, and you should be entirely comfortable with the surgeon you choose. Only go with someone that you feel you can trust.

There are plenty of other factors may also contribute to how a surgery turns out in the end. If you have been injured in a surgery for back or neck pain, consider contacting an attorney for more information.

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