Do I need Spinal Surgery?
When is it time to have spinal surgery?
This really depends on the underlying condition. In most degenerative spinal conditions, the decision to have surgery is based on a multitude of factors and for the most part delay does not militate against a successful outcome. Caveats include conditions which result in deteriorating nerve function such that there is a precipitous decline in function.
The ultimate decision to have surgery is a subjective and personal decision and should be reached after careful delibraition and discourse with all parties involved.