Exercise or surgery?

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Topic Title: Exercise or surgery?
Created On: 10/19/2010 12:46 PM

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angelrobert

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The surgery becomes mandatory in such cases where the patients become unconscious and careless about their pain, they don't consider it and dont go to the physicians for its treatment so as a result, they have to end up this pain with the surgery.  

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 10/19/2010 12:46 PM

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AmariT

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Is surgery always the best option for back pain? According to one recent article:

"Almost $90 billion is spent on back pain annually, when, in reality, time is often the most effective treatment. In fact, studies show that 90 percent of back pain heal without further intervention."

I worry sometimes that we're too much of a quick fix society, immediately jumping into surgery or prescription pills for every minor ailment. Which isn't to say that sometimes surgery or prescription pills aren't the best option, but that maybe all options should be considered first.

What do you guys think?
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