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dc.contributor.authorSorensen, Betsey
dc.contributor.authorHulkower, Stephen D.
dc.contributor.authorStigleman, Sue
dc.date.issued2010-04eng
dc.description.abstractPatients 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).en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Practice, 59(4) 2010: 228+.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/6939
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networken
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Inquiries, 2010 (MU)en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Network
dc.subjectlow back painen
dc.subjectsciaticaen
dc.subjectcauda equina syndromeen
dc.subjectneurologic deficiten
dc.subject.lcshBack -- Surgeryen
dc.subject.lcshIntervertebral disk -- Hernia -- Surgeryen
dc.subject.lcshSpine -- Diseases -- Treatmenten
dc.titleDoes surgery relieve the pain of a herniated disc?en
dc.typeArticleen


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