Pain Info 4 My Back
Information about back pain - including origins, causes, treatment, symptoms, and conditions.
Hip Pain and Sciatica
Back Pain Information
Causes of Back Pain
Herniated, bulging and slipped disc
Back pain -- it's an evolving story.
a. We weren't meant to walk upright.
b. We weren't meant to live as long as we do.
c. Therefore, our backs wobble and we wear out.
Until we evolve or devolve into an improved model, what can we do?
In 2005 Americans spent $85.9 billion looking for relief from back and neck pain through surgery, doctor's visits, X-rays, MRI scans and medications, up from $52.1 billion in 1997.
The price tag for spinal surgeries is rising. Each year about 300,000 Americans have surgery for herniated disksówith hospital, with anesthesia and surgery costs running around $10,000 per operation.
Spinal fusion surgery bills run even higher, at about $60,000 per procedure for hospitalization costs.