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There is Life after Back Surgery

Chronic back pain affects 1 out of every 10 Americans. The men and women who suffer from this condition often feel helpless and isolated, which can actually aggravate their symptoms1. The simple act of connecting with a sympathetic person, who truly understands what they’re going through, can be extremely beneficial. Research suggests that staying positive and receiving emotional support can accelerate recovery from surgery2.

The Better Way Back® is a community that provides hope, support, and information for patients considering the XLIF® (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) procedure for back or leg pain.

If you have been indicated for an XLIF procedure and would like support before or after your procedure, then The Better Way Back is here to help. The program can provide patient education materials about the XLIF procedure and pairyou with a Patient Ambassador who can talk with you about their personal experience having back surgery.

For more information about The Better Way Back or to speak to a Patient Ambassador, visit or contact or 1-800-745-7099.

1The Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center Program Guide2 Lorig Kate, RN, DrPH et al Living a healthy life with chronic conditions Bull Publishing 2007.
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