Preoperative pain neuroscience education for lumbar radiculopathy: a multicenter randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up.

@article{Louw2014PreoperativePN,
  title={Preoperative pain neuroscience education for lumbar radiculopathy: a multicenter randomized controlled trial with 1-year follow-up.},
  author={Adriaan Louw and Ina Diener and Merrill Russen Landers and Emilio Louie J Puentedura},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 18},
  pages={
          1449-57
        }
}
STUDY DESIGN Multicenter, randomized, controlled trial on preoperative pain neuroscience education (NE) for lumbar radiculopathy. OBJECTIVE To determine if the addition of NE to usual preoperative education would result in superior outcomes with regard to pain, function, surgical experience, and health care utilization postsurgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA One in 4 patients after lumbar surgery (LS) for radiculopathy experience persistent pain and disability, which is nonresponsive to… CONTINUE READING
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