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Title: Does surgery relieve the pain of a herniated disc?
Author: Sorensen, Betsey; Hulkower, Stephen D.; Stigleman, Sue
Keywords: low back pain
sciatica
cauda equina syndrome
neurologic deficit
Date: 2010-04
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 59(4) 2010: 228+.
Abstract: Patients with an acute episode of low back pain, radicular symptoms, and evidence of a herniated disc on imaging may experience short-term pain relief from discectomy if their symptoms haven�۪t improved after initial conservative therapy (strength of recommendation [SOR]: A, multiple randomized, controlled trials [RCTs]). Although surgery may enhance pain relief initially, no evidence supports a long-term benefit for surgery over conservative management (SOR: A, multiple RCTs).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6939

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