At some point, most Americans experience a back injury or a condition that causes back pain. Research shows that approximately 80% suffer from low back pain at some point.
Understand, back pain is not always caused by conditions such as arthritis or result from an injury. Though back pain does not always require surgery, it is an option to find relief and enhance functioning.
Back surgery was traditionally performed as an open procedure where surgeons made a large incision into the back or abdomen to correct the condition. Recently, minimally invasive spine surgery has emerged as a better option for patients.
This article will address what you need to know about open surgery and minimally invasive surgery to address back pain:
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