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Surgical management of chronic low back pain 

Surgical management of chronic low back pain
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Surgical management of chronic low back pain
Author(s):

Jeremy Fairbank

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.003006
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date: 13 December 2019

A very small proportion of back pain patients respond to surgical treatment

Patient selection is poorly defined

The rationale of treatment ranges from immobilization (fusion) to claimed restoration of normal movement (disc replacement and flexible fixation).

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