Call The Doctor

Spinal Surgery: When is it Necessary?

Season 31 Episode 8 | 25m Video has closed captioning.

Surgery of any kind can present risks and complications, but when it’s performed near the spine & spinal cord these complications can be very serious. The decision to consider back surgery should always come after exhausting nonsurgical options. However, if the pain is persistent & is related to spinal issues then the person should consult with a physician to look at what procedures are available.

Aired: 01/16/19

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning