Surgery versus conservative care for neck pain: a systematic review

@article{Middelkoop2012SurgeryVC,
  title={Surgery versus conservative care for neck pain: a systematic review},
  author={Marienke van Middelkoop and Sidney M Rubinstein and Raymond Wjg Ostelo and Maurits W. van Tulder and Wilco C. Peul and Bart W Koes and Arianne P Verhagen},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={87-95}
}
General practitioners refer patients with continued neck pain that do not respond well to conservative care frequently to secondary care for further assessment. Are surgical interventions to the cervical spine effective when compared to conservative care for patients with neck pain? Systematic review. The search strategy outlined by the Cochrane Back Review Group (CBRG) was followed. The primary search was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, CENTRAL, and PEDro up to June 2011. Randomised… CONTINUE READING
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