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Knee Replacement Surgery Abroad Costs Just 30-50% of That in the U.S.

Knee replacement surgery costs $34,000 at U.S. hospitals, but only $19,200 in Singapore, $11,500 in Thailand;and just $9,500 in Costa Rica. Medical tourism gets you feeling better for way less.

Low Back Pain

Low back is the portion between the upper and lower body and bears most of the body weight. It is therefore not surprising that a lot of us get low back pains.

The common causes of back pain include:

  • Injury
  • Disc herniation
  • Age
  • Compression fracture
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Depression

    Walking and maintaining good posture help with back pain. For more severe pain, a physical therapist may recommend specific exercises. Massage and acupuncture also help. Antidepressants aid in cases where back pain is due to depression. When these alternatives fail or when there is a structural deformity of the back or spine, surgery may be recommended.


    • Benefits
      • Who is an ideal candidate
        • Who is not an ideal candidate?
          • Recovery
            • Planning your surgery
              • Anesthasia
                • Risks / Complications / Side effects

                  Featured Low Back Pain Providers Abroad


                  NTT Medical Center Tokyo

                  Tokyo, Japan


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Japanese

                  We take pride in delivering optimum services remembering always that each patient is our ultimate customer.

                  The goal of the NTT Medical Center Tokyo is, as the symbol of social contribu...

                  Hospital Punta Pacifica

                  Panama City, Panama


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Spanish

                  Hospital Punta Pacifica is the first in Latin America and the Caribbean to be affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Doctors and surgeons are leaders in their respective specialties, th...

                  Hospital Universitario

                  Bogota, Colombia


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Spanish

                  Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá opened its doors on January 31st, 1983, with the aim of providing patients, families and the community in genera...

                  Shonan Kamakura General Hospital

                  Kanagawa, Japan


                  Accreditation: JCI

                  Languages: English, Japanese

                  Shonan Kamakura General Hospital was newly built and moved to Okamoto, Kamakura City on September 2010. It has two-and-a-half-times more floor space than the crowded former hospital, and is a base-iso...

                  The Wellington Hospital

                  London, United Kingdom


                  Languages: English, Russian, Greek, Polish

                  The Wellington Hospital is the largest independent hospital in the UK, with almost four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas. The hospital has an international reputation...
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