The bottom line answer to the question, is back surgery dangerous? is both yes and no. The mortality rate for back surgery is relatively low, despite the high potential for serious complications. One study found that out of 8ullyiatric lumbar back surgery patients, only one died. This means that for every twenty patients, one patient does not survive back surgery.
The success rate is much more encouraging for this type of procedure. A recent study reported that seventy-three percent of patients surveyed who had back surgery were dissatisfied with the results. Only five percent of the surveyed subjects had severe pain and five percent required additional treatment. Those who responded to the post-operative survey gave the surgeon a positive rating for their work. These are encouraging numbers for the back pain sufferer.
If you are looking for minimally invasive procedures, you should research the procedure thoroughly before you make an appointment with a surgeon. Spend some time online researching the benefits and risks of the procedure. You may find that the procedure is not right for your health or if you do not have enough time to recover from surgery, that it would be too risky to try. If you are looking for pain relief and fast recovery from your back surgery, than pre-operative and post-operative care is critical. Your surgeon will guide you in selecting the right care for you.