Surgical advice does not differ from exercise rehabilitation post-lumbar discectomy
Comparison of usual surgical advice versus a non-aggravating six-month gym-based exercise rehabilitation program post lumbar discectomy: results at one-year follow-upSpine J. 2006 Jul-Aug;6(4):357-63. Epub 2006 Jun 12.
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93 lumbar discectomy patients were randomized to undergo either an exercise-based rehabilitation or receive standard rehabilitation advice post-surgery. The outcomes measured throughout the course of the rehabilitation period were pain levels, function levels, psychological well-being, time off work, medication levels, and number of doctor/therapist visits. Both groups of patients improved, but b...
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