The operation is called a spinal fusion, and surgeons just LOVE it.
Of course they do: It costs about $30,000 a pop!
They’ll do anything they can protect that kind of coin, so they’re out with a study claiming they’ve found a way to make it even “better.”
Usually, they have to flip you over midway through, like a pancake.
Now they’ve figured out how to do it without moving you, cutting the amount of time and reducing the loss of blood and the need for anesthesia, too.
But don’t fall for this new “better… faster… easier” sales pitch, my friend.
The REAL problem isn’t the pancake flip of the surgery.
It’s the operation itself – which is almost designed to fail!
That could lead you into more pain than you’ve ever had in your life… or at least a back that’s no better than it was before, despite you and/or your insurer shelling out $30,000.
So let me give you the lowdown in why this operation’s such a terrible idea.
More importantly, I’ve also got what you need to finally get the relief you deserve.
The TRUTH about spinal fusion
The new pitch for the spinal fusion and the promise of a faster, easier operation might sound great…
Until you see the OTHER research on this.
Last year, for example, a study found that spinal fusion is no better than a simpler and less expensive operation called a decompression.
And in 2016, a study found that spinal fusion for degenerative disk disease is no better than something even simpler than a decompression… and that’s NO SURGERY at all!
That study found that patients get very similar results just by following an exercise or physical therapy program.
That study was so clear that the The British Medical Journal slammed spinal fusion as “a highly questionable practice without supporting evidence” and called out surgeons for ignoring the science and doing the operations anyway.
One expert even told the New York Times the surgery is “next to useless.”
I would make that physical therapy the first option – and these days, you can even do much of it remotely via video chat.
You can also try:
- Osteopathic spinal manipulation
- Massage therapy
- At-home heat treatments
- Topical pain relievers with MSM and/or DMSO
If those don’t do the trick, there’s one more option you can try before surgery where they inject ozone gas into the spine. One study out of Germany found that this treatment shrinks herniated discs by 15 percent.
That led to big-time benefits in more than two out of three patients, with 37 percent getting total relief and 33 percent reporting significant relief.
The downside? It’s not common here yet, but call your doc or search online and you may find someone who offers it.