For Back Pain, Few Easy Answers on Surgery

Orthopedic surgeon John Starr, left, performing a back surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Starr says that, in many cases, doing back surgery is easier than deciding whether back surgery should be done.
Orthopedic surgeon John Starr, left, performing a back surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Starr says that, in many cases, doing back surgery is easier than deciding whether back surgery should be done.