Take control of your back pain

Why does my back hurt?

Stacked bones (vertebrae) and the soft structures (intervertebral discs) between them make up your spine, which extends from the base of your skull to the tip of your pelvis. If your back hurts, it may be telling you something’s wrong.

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What can I do?

Talk to your doctor. If you’ve already tried non-surgical treatment options, such as medications and/or physical therapy, to help reduce your symptoms, but you still feel pain or discomfort, it may be time to talk about other options to treat your symptoms. What are your choices?

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What have other patients experienced?

Your body is different from anyone else’s. Your symptoms are different too. One thing many people have in common, is that these problems slowed them down and kept them from living the life they loved. Back surgery helped get some of these folks back on the move and feeling better when other non-surgical options failed.

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Where can I learn more?

Managing your back issues can be confusing, but we’re here to provide information to help you on your journey. We’ve collected some resources to help you take control of your symptoms.

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