If you’ve got chronic back pain that is unrelenting, you probably have seen the ads for minimally invasive spine surgery. The ads make the procedure sound simple, quick and claim that the incision can be closed with just a Band-Aid being applied to the patient’s back.

Published in Advanced Orthopedics

Lumbar back pain is very common, affecting 70 percent to 85 percent of people during their lifetime, according to an article in Asian Spine Journal. If conservative treatment is not successful, surgery might be indicated — and, if you've had low back surgery, there's a good chance your core muscles need some work. In fact, weak muscles might have contributed to the problem that led you to surgery in the first place.

Published in Spine Surgery