There are alternative medicines such as herbal medicines and therapist but these are not suitable for all ailments especially when the doctor advices you to go on a surgery. Any kind of surgery is steep; especially if it's a major surgery, for example back surgery. When we say back surgery, any surgery performed from neck down to waist or the whole spine. A spinal surgery can cost around $5,000-$300,000 depending on the condition of the patient. Discectomy is an example of a spine surgery; it is done to those people suffering with herniated disc. This procedure is one of the cheapest. It can range from $5,000-$10,000 for the surgery alone. This does not include the other payables I mentioned earlier, doctor's fee, hospitalization and the therapy after the surgery which would cost to around a hundred dollars. Another example of a back surgery is the Laminectomy. This procedure is for Spinal Stenosis, it takes out the pressure in the spinal cord. A person suffering from spinal stenosis and had under gone laminectomy can also have the spinal fusion procedure to be stable. Chiropractic is much cheaper than going on a surgery. This alternative medicine is often used by people who don't have insurance or their card does not cover the surgery. This procedure includes massage and physical therapy. Chiropractors are paid per session, some of them are ranging from $100-$1000 depending on the procedure needed by the patient.
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