A July 2012 survey of NASS members revealed the top nine myths their patients believe about back pain and its treatments.
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Myth 1: Exercise causes back pain.
Myth 2: Surgery will cure back pain completely.
Myth 3: If I have spine surgery, I’ll have to keep having spine surgery the rest of my life.
Myth 4: Spine surgery has too many risks, including paralysis.
Myth 5: Bed rest is the best cure for back pain.
Myth 6: If I see a spine specialist, I’ll end up getting surgery.
Myth 7: If I have back pain, I probably need surgery.
Myth 8: Back pain is a normal part of aging.
Myth 9: If I take pain medicine, I will become addicted.
As experts on the front lines of back pain, members of the North American Spine Society (NASS) have heard just about everything from their patients. A survey of NASS members revealed the top nine myths their patients believe about back pain and its treatments. For more information on keeping your back healthy, visit www.KnowYourBack.org.