Joint surgeries don't always work
Joint operations is a major procedure -- and it can be a major disappointment for many of the people who get it.
Unfortunately, these joint operations have a shockingly high failure rate -- so high, that nearly half of all patients see little to no improvement in the months and even years that follow, according to one new study.
Think about that for a minute.
That means that after all the time and expense of surgery -- after all the pain and misery of the recovery and rehab process -- it's practically a coin toss whether or not you'll actually get any meaningful benefit.
And even if you do manage to see some improvement, the study of 2,400 older adults with osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis finds it's usually not the complete relief you were hoping for.
In many cases, it's not even close to complete.
That said, the study does find that joint operations may benefit certain people -- specifically, patients who have pain only in the single joint getting surgery and no other health problems.
But that's not your typical joint patient.
Most are battling arthritis, and they have pain in several joints... maybe even all of them, including a few they didn't even realize they had.
But whether you're battling pain in a single joint or all of them, you don't have to pin all your hopes on a surgery with a failure rate of nearly 50 percent -- because in many cases, you can stop and even reverse joint damage and end the pain naturally.
I use a nutritional approach that focuses on two things at once: First, natural anti-inflammatory compounds such as turmeric that can help bring the immediate pain relief you're so desperately looking for.
And second, I recommend natural compounds such as UC-II, a form of collagen that's proven to restore damaged joints to health.
It's an approach that's helped more than a few of my own patients postpone joint operations for good. And if you're considering surgery yourself, it's an approach you should try first.
And whatever you do don't fall into the prescription painkiller trap. Last month I told readers the shocking truth about how common drugs can turn deadly. Click here to read this very important warning.
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