The decision to have surgery is never easy. Given a choice, we would all rather avoid it. There are many fears and doubts around surgery, many of which are based on misconceptions or horror stories heard from a friend of a friend or on TV. However, the fact is that surgery is often the only thing that can actually heal the patient fully, particularly those diagnosed with spinal stenosis. Unfortunately, it happens that people refuse to undergo a procedure due to misinformation or lack of knowledge. As a result, their condition gets worse, keeping them from living their lives normally.
Now, is there a reason to fear surgery? In this post, our spine specialist in Fort Lauderdale, Dr. Matthew Hepler sheds light on the pros and cons of surgical treatment of spinal stenosis. Hopefully, this article will help to clear up some misconceptions about spinal stenosis surgery and help you to make a more informed decision.
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