NPR airred a report on how back surgery and many other standard allopathic procedures are not proven to work, yet they are still done.
Many have questioned the effectiveness of various other back pain procedures. For example, long after surgeries for slipped disks had become common practice, it was determined that the surgery has only a slight advantage over rest and rehabilitation. Spinal fusion also remains controversial. In many cases, the passing of time alone can heal the back.
“We do need to today have these kinds of studies done before we implement these strategies in clinical practice,” says Weinstein. “And where we can’t do them because of funding or support or for whatever reason, maybe we ought to think twice about introducing them into the common marketplace.”
In my practice over the years I have seen many clients who had back surgery who came to me saying it didn’t hold. Some of these clients were surgeons who were not going to have another back surgery.