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By Deborah Block
29 December 2008
Many people experience back pain during their life. Trauma, aging, and improper body alignment can injure the spine. Back damage may put pressure on nerves, causing pain.
|Working on the lower part of the spine, surgeons replace a section of the spinal disc with bone growth material, then screws are added to fuse the small space|
Most people get relief using non-surgical methods. But others decide to have back surgery after other treatments don't work.
VOA's Deborah Block reports on a new minimally invasive operation for lower back pain that is helping people get back on their feet.