Problems related to the spine bone are very common, in fact, 80% of the population is going to suffer from a lower back pain episode throughout their lives, since this pathology is the most frequent reason why patients visit their primary care doctors.
Although spine alterations are a cause of concern, people should know that they are often benign processes and solutions are simple (antiinflamatory medicines and proper exercise).
Generally, only 5% of the vertebral disk prolapses require surgical intervention. Thus it is not recommended a surgical procedure alleging only back pain during the first year. Pain must be chronic, recurrent and disabling to undertake surgery.