Spinal Fusions Overuse?

Over the past few decades, the use of spinal fusions to treat conditions ranging from fractured vertebrae, spinal deformities, back pain, and more has skyrocketed. But are all these surgeries really necessary? A recent review, conducted by a group of board-certified neurosurgeons working for AllMed, found that nearly half of all spinal fusions performed in this country were not medically necessary. You can read more about the review’s findings and the continuing debate in the Washington Post.

At Southwest Spine and Sports, we are dedicated to helping people in Arizona find relief for acute and chronic back pain without having to resort to surgery. For more information, call us today at (480) 860-8998 or click here to contact us online!