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Management of patients with failed back surgery

Joan B. Hester

in Back Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199609772
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740886 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199609772.003.0013

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Management of patients with failed back surgery

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• Persistent pain and/or disability following back surgery occurs in 15% (range 5–40%) • Thorough multidisciplinary holistic assessment with careful interpretation of imaging studies is necessary • Lifelong pharmacotherapy and self-management of pain may be needed with professional support and monitoring to minimize harm • Spinal cord stimulation has a role in the management of neuropathic leg pain.

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Subjects: Clinical Medicine ; Pain Medicine

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