Back Pain – Will I Need Surgery?

Back PainBack pain is a very common problem that affects people of all ages. Back pain is mostly caused by muscle fatigue and stress, but can also be a result of osteoporosis. Trauma suffered during an accident or injury can also be the cause.

Most back pain will eventually subside as the muscle strain or trauma heals. However, in some cases, surgery is necessary if the spinal discs have deteriorated or herniated. These conditions will not heal themselves. There are a number of surgical procedures that can help relieve back pain.

At Dr. John M. Geiss, we provide you a variety of options when it comes to relieving back pain. We evaluate our patients first and determine the cause of the back pain they are having before suggesting any treatment. Whether it is a pain medication or surgery, we will opt for the solution that best fits your unique situation.

Recovery time will depend on the extent of your surgery, but you can plan on roughly four to six months before resuming typical activities. Strenuous activity may have to wait even longer.

Back pain doesn’t have to be something you have to endure. Call Dr. Geiss and let’s talk about what we can do to alleviate your pain.

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