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Myth 3: If I see a Spine Specialist I will most likely end up with an operation

Many people have a belief that if they see a spine specialist, they will end up having back surgery. The truth is that most spine specialists do not want to do surgery unless they’ve exhausted every other option treatment-wise.

For the vast majority of patients with back pain, surgery is always elective. If they don’t want it, they don’t have it have it. We can provide alternative treatment options and try making some modifications in their activities.

Watch Dr. Raub's video series on the '10 most common back pain myths' on VSO's YouTube channel.

Myth 3: If I see a Spine Specialist I will likely end up with an operation