Think Spine Surgery is Expensive? Think Again!

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of our patients pay less than $2,000 across all treatment types (including facility fee, doc fee, etc.)


is the average amount our patients pay


of our patients pay $0 across all treatments (including facility fee, doc fee, etc.)

How Much Does It Cost?

Treatment cost depends on several factors, especially the insurance you have and how much of your deductible and co-insurance has been met. In the last two years, 90% of our patients have paid less than $2000 out-of-pocket. Some have paid literally nothing, and others have paid more than that. So, it really does depend on your situation.

The good news is that our Patient Care Managers will handle as much as they can directly with your insurance company, and you will know all your costs up-front.

Did you know that spine surgery often pays for itself within a year or two? That’s right! Many people actually spend more money trying to live with the pain than pay for getting the pain fixed. The following calculator is intended to give you a sense of what you spend on managing—rather than eradicating—your pain.

Calculate how much you've spent on back pain this year.


This past year you have spent on your pain treatment:

Get surgery now. Getting surgery now is the smartest financial move. Over the last two years, the average North American Spine patient spent around $2,000 out-of-pocket for treatment. You’ve spent that much or more this year to manage your back pain than you could to fix it.

Get surgery soon. Over the last two years, the average North American Spine patient spent around $2,000 out-of-pocket for treatment. At your current rate, you will spend that much or more within the next two years. The sooner you get treatment, the sooner it will pay for itself.

Keep an eye on your spending. Currently, you are managing your pain efficiently from a financial perspective but over time, your expenses could add up. Surgery should be strongly considered if you start missing more work or spending more on treatment medication.

Great job! You are spending very little on your back pain. Keep it up!

Spine Surgery Costs In Perspective

Less Than $1,650 | Avg. NAS Patient
About $7,000 | Average amount spent on medical care by back pain sufferers per year
Martin, B., Deyo, RA, et. al. Original Contribution Expenditures and Health Status Among Adults With Back and Neck Problems. JAMA. 2008;299(6):656-664.

Please Note:

  • We are currently unable to accept public insurance such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare at this time.
  • Public insurance does not cover the range of diagnostics and therapeutics our doctors want to be able to use. Other practices, however, are better equipped for those with government policies. If you have public insurance, this website will locate a Medicare practice in your area:

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