Better short-term results from early surgery VS conservative management for herniated disc
Surgery versus conservative management of sciatica due to a lumbar herniated disc: a systematic reviewEur Spine J. 2011 Apr;20(4):513-22. doi: 10.1007/s00586-010-1603-7. Epub 2010 Oct 15
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5 randomized controlled trials consisting of 1135 patients with sciatica caused by lumbar disc herniation were evaluated to determine the impact of early surgery versus conservative treatment (prolonged conservative treatment, usual conservative treatment, or epidural injections) on pain, function, and recovery. Results indicated that patients who underwent surgical treatment experienced reduced p...
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