An estimated 10 million U.S. adults suffer from chronic back pain each year. The majority of patients have problems with degenerative and related conditions. These degenerative conditions can result in instability and compression of the spinal nerves, causing back pain and/or radiating pain in the legs.
Physicians typically first prescribe nonsurgical treatments, including lifestyle changes, bed rest, medication, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and steroid injections. When these treatments are not effective, some patients require spine surgery. It is estimated that over one million patients undergo spine surgery each year in the U.S.
Instead of seeking treatment, many people choose to live with debilitating back conditions because of their fear of surgery. They believe that the solution may be worse than the symptoms.
NuVasive® is changing this perception through innovative solutions that are minimally disruptive to surrounding tissue, resulting in reduced surgical times, minimal blood loss, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker return to normal activities.
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