Improvement of back pain with operative and nonoperative treatment in adults with scoliosis.

@article{Smith2009ImprovementOB,
  title={Improvement of back pain with operative and nonoperative treatment in adults with scoliosis.},
  author={Justin S. Smith and Christopher I. Shaffrey and Sigurd H. Berven and Steven Glassman and Christopher Hamill and William C. Horton and Stephen L Ondra and Frank Schwab and Michael R Shainline and K Fu and Keith H. Bridwell},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={86-93; discussion 93-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess whether back pain is improved with surgical treatment compared with nonoperative management in adults with scoliosis. METHODS This is a retrospective review of a prospective, multicentered database of adults with spinal deformity. At the time of enrollment and follow-up, patients completed standardized questionnaires, including the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) and Scoliosis Research Society 22 questionnaire (SRS-22), and assessment of back… CONTINUE READING