Lumbar instrumented fusion compared with cognitive intervention and exercises in patients with chronic back pain after previous surgery for disc herniation: a prospective randomized controlled study.

@article{Brox2006LumbarIF,
  title={Lumbar instrumented fusion compared with cognitive intervention and exercises in patients with chronic back pain after previous surgery for disc herniation: a prospective randomized controlled study.},
  author={Jens Ivar Brox and Olav Reiker{\aa}s and \Oystein Petter Nygaard and Roger S\orensen and Aage J Indahl and Inger L Holm and Anne Keller and Tor Ingebrigtsen and Oliver Grundnes and Johan Emil Lange and Astrid Friis},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2006},
  volume={122 1-2},
  pages={145-55}
}
The effectiveness of lumbar fusion for chronic low back pain after surgery for disc herniation has not been evaluated in a randomized controlled trial. The aim of the present study was to compare the effectiveness of lumbar fusion with posterior transpedicular screws and cognitive intervention and exercises. Sixty patients aged 25-60 years with low back pain lasting longer than 1 year after previous surgery for disc herniation were randomly allocated to the two treatment groups. Experienced… CONTINUE READING
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