Optimal Duration of Conservative Management Prior to Surgery for Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy: A Literature Review

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Study Design Literature review. Objective Since the 1970s, spine surgeons have commonly required 6 weeks of failed conservative treatment prior to considering surgical intervention for various spinal pathologies. It is unclear, however, if this standard has been validated in the literature. The authors review the natural history, outcomes, and cost… (More)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1387807

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@inproceedings{Alentado2014OptimalDO, title={Optimal Duration of Conservative Management Prior to Surgery for Cervical and Lumbar Radiculopathy: A Literature Review}, author={Vincent J. Alentado and Daniel Lubelski and Michael Steinmetz and Edward C. Benzel and Thomas E. Mroz}, booktitle={Global spine journal}, year={2014} }