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Back Pain? 7 Questions to Ask Before Surgery

If you have chronic back trouble, choosing surgery can be fraught with tension.
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Tough decisions

If you have chronic back trouble, choosing surgery can be fraught with tension.

Unlike with no-brainer operations—such as an appendix removal—there is not a 100% certainty that surgery will cure the problem that’s causing your back pain.

If your doctor is recommending a surgical treatment for pain, here are 7 important questions to ask before you go under the knife.

Next: Do you know the specific cause of my pain?

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