Are there other options for back problems then surgery?

Published: September 22, 2013
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I have spondylolisthesis & a cyst on a disc, bulging disc and narrowing disc. I don't have back pain but i have leg pain. My back problem is L3,L4, L5. I'm schedule for surgery. Do you have any other options?

Answer

Many. X ray abnormalities do NOT mean the changes are causing the pain. Seeing a good Chiropractor, or an MD/DO pain specialist who does trigger point evaluations and treatments can be a very good start. Herbal mixes such as End Pain and Curamin (I would use both 2 tabs of each 3 x day for 6 weeks then as needed) can be very helpful for back pain (give 6 weeks to see the full effect) and can be taken with other pain meds. And there is much more. See my book Pain Free 1-2-3 for more. Hope this is helpful. P.S. I live on the Big Island :-)

L&B,
Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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