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Is back surgery really as dangerous as it sounds?

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Spine surgery has come along way, but it is still a major surgery and an option that doctors recommend only after all other non-surgical options have been explored. On the latest "Ask An Expert" video [Dr. Andrew Dailey](<http://www.ksl.com/ad_logger/ad_logger.php? location=http://healthcare.utah.edu/fad/mddetail.php?physicianID=u0101130&sponsor=UUHCAndrewDailey target=_blank rel=>) walks you through when it is necessary to have spine surgery and why you should explore all non-surgical options first.

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