Systematic review of randomized trials comparing lumbar fusion surgery to nonoperative care for treatment of chronic back pain.

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STUDY DESIGN Systematic review of randomized trials comparing surgical to nonsurgical treatment of discogenic back pain. OBJECTIVE Compare research methods and results. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Recent reports have increased debate about the role of surgery in the treatment of chronic back pain associated with lumbar disc degeneration. We conducted a… (More)

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