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Management of patients with failed back surgery 

Management of patients with failed back surgery
Management of patients with failed back surgery

Joan B. Hester

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date: 23 June 2021

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


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