For back problems, I go straight to the chiropractor and I don't bother at all with what passes for 'regular' health care in the US.
In general, I avoid our so-called health care system unless it's something like a broken bone. In my experience, natural medicine is less expensive, safer and more effective. I especially like the emphasis on 'holistic' health (ie health of the entire person in mind body and spirit) and healthy living to maintain health and prevent
the need for treatments after the fact.
Too many side effects with chemical pharmaceuticals, too little testing and too many problems with 'medicines' which turn out later to be toxic. Too much 'defensive medicine' by doctors afraid of being sued for not
prescribing some medication or treatment.
I agree with Ben Franklin that prevention is the way to go. Your mileage may vary.