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Post Spine Surgery Syndrome 

Post Spine Surgery Syndrome
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Post Spine Surgery Syndrome
Author(s):

Mehul J. Desai

, and Joseph R. O’Brien

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199350940.003.0034
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date: 22 January 2021

This chapter on Post Spine Surgery Syndrome examines the complexities and controversies regarding the diagnosis and treatment of this spectrum disorder, particularly with regards to its history of confusing and misleading nomenclature. It describes the appropriate diagnostic imaging for patients presenting with persistent pain following spine surgery. Further it elucidates some of the challenges in treating patients with pain but also those with functional disturbances and concomitant behavioral issues. Further it discusses an algorithmic approach to the description, categorization and treatment of this complex public health concern.

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