Implants and Less Invasive Surgery for Back Pain

By Susan Bernstein
WebMD Feature
Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD

If back pain keeps you out of work or up all night and medications don’t help, what’s the next step?

Don’t be scared if your doctor says “back surgery.” New treatments for spinal pain aren’t as invasive as old-school operations that required weeks of recovery in bed.

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