Back surgery can be –well–a pain in the neck (and back). While 56 million Americans suffer from back pain, only an estimated five percent require surgery. Surgery isn’t always the ideal treatment and operations can fail or lead to additional operations. Although back surgery is one course of action, there are effective alternatives to consider before going under the knife. From herbal remedies, acupuncture and yoga to chiropractic adjustments and epidural injections, we’ve got the details on the top alternatives to help choose what’s best for you!