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Management of nerve root pain (syn: sciatica, radicularpain)

Jeremy Fairbank

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.003007

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Management of nerve root pain (syn: sciatica, radicularpain)

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Radicular pain can be diagnosed clinically and confirmed by imaging

Pain caused by disc herniation can be very severe, but often resolves without intervention

Surgery is often successful if non-operative treatment fails.

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Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Rheumatology

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