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Back Pain – Do You Need Surgery?

Back Pain and Back Injuries

If you are suffering from back pain or a back injury, you probably are confused about the variety of treatment options: injections, medications, physical therapy, chiropractic, lasers, surgery, traction and acupuncture, to name a few.

Which is best for you?

At Injury Care Medical Center, we have experience with all these and more. We will listen to you, answer your questions, address your concerns and create a treatment plan that is best for you.

Shocking Back Pain Fact.

If you live in southwest Idaho, you need to be aware of this shocking fact: Idaho spine surgeons perform back surgeries at a rate of about 18 surgeries per 1,000 enrolled lives.* That might not seem like a lot, but it is a lot more than almost anywhere else in the nation.  For example, the average national rate of spine surgeries for Medicare enrolees is less than 4 for every 1,000!** If you or a loved one have been told that you need back surgery, you owe it to yourself to get another, non-surgical opinion.

This is especially important because the success rate for spinal surgery for back pain overall is only about 50%.***

In fact, despite what the ads say, the success rate for most treatments for back pain is not much better.2 No one treatment is universally effective.

At Injury Care Medical Center, we have helped dozens of patients avoid surgery, and dozens more get back to living normal, active, pain-free lives. Contact us today for more information or to arrange an appointment to see how we can help you.

* Blue Cross Idaho Data

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