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The role of surgery in back pain and sciatica

Eleni Maratos and David Bell

in Back Pain

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Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199609772
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740886 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199609772.003.0012

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

The role of surgery in back pain and sciatica

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• Surgery is effective for sciatic pain due to nerve root compression • Surgery is effective for non specific back pain for those not responding to maximal non-surgical therapy • Intensive cognitive and physical therapy may provide an equally effective alternative but is limited in its availability.

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Subjects: Rheumatology ; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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