Multivariate prognostic modeling of persistent pain following lumbar discectomy.

@article{Hegarty2012MultivariatePM,
  title={Multivariate prognostic modeling of persistent pain following lumbar discectomy.},
  author={Dominic Hegarty and George Shorten},
  journal={Pain physician},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={
          421-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND Persistent postsurgical pain (PPSP) affects between 10% and 50% of surgical patients, the development of which is a complex and poorly understood process. To date, most studies on PPSP have focused on specific surgical procedures where individuals do not suffer from chronic pain before the surgical intervention. Individuals who have a chronic nerve injury are likely to have established peripheral and central sensitization which may increase the risk of developing PPSP. Concurrent… CONTINUE READING

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