Outcome of invasive treatment modalities on back pain and sciatica: an evidence-based review

  title={Outcome of invasive treatment modalities on back pain and sciatica: an evidence-based review},
  author={Maurits W. van Tulder and Bart W Koes and Seppo K. Seitsalo and Antti Malmivaara},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
Within the framework of evidence-based medicine high-quality randomised trials and systematic reviews are considered a necessary prerequisite for progress in orthopaedics. This paper summarises the currently available evidence on surgical and other invasive procedures for low back pain. Results of systematic reviews conducted within the framework of the Cochrane Back Review Group were used. Data were gathered from the latest Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 2. The Cochrane… CONTINUE READING
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