Surgical fusion provides minimal improvements of conservative treatment for chronic LBP
Surgical versus non-surgical treatment of chronic low back pain: A meta-analysis of randomised trialsInt Orthop. 2008 Feb;32(1):107-13. Epub 2006 Nov 21
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The results from 3 studies comparing the outcomes of surgical and non-surgical interventions for chronic low back pain were complied. Analysis of the compiled data indicated that surgical fusion provided slightly better Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) scores compared to non-surgical interventions, but this difference was not significant. The main conclusion of this meta-analysis was that surgical ...
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