Does surgery relieve the pain of a herniated disc?

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Does surgery relieve the pain of a herniated disc?

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dc.contributor.author Sorensen, Betsey
dc.contributor.author Hulkower, Stephen D.
dc.contributor.author Stigleman, Sue
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-21T17:40:45Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-21T17:40:45Z
dc.date.issued 2010-04 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Family Practice, 59(4) 2010: 228+. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/6939
dc.description.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). en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Family Physicians Inquiries Network en
dc.relation.ispartof Clinical Inquiries, 2010 (MU) en
dc.subject low back pain en
dc.subject sciatica en
dc.subject cauda equina syndrome en
dc.subject neurologic deficit en
dc.subject.lcsh Back -- Surgery en
dc.subject.lcsh Intervertebral disk -- Hernia -- Surgery en
dc.subject.lcsh Spine -- Diseases -- Treatment en
dc.title Does surgery relieve the pain of a herniated disc? en
dc.type Article en
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Network


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