Cognitive-behavioural therapy provides significant benefits following lumbar fusion
Management of catastrophising and kinesiophobia improves rehabilitation after fusion for lumbar spondylolisthesis and stenosis. A randomised controlled trialEur Spine J. 2014 Jan;23(1):87-95. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2889-z. Epub 2013 Jul 9
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130 patients who underwent lumbar fusion for lumbar spondylothesis or lumbar spinal stenosis were randomized to a postoperative rehabilitation program of either combined exercise and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), or exercise alone. The purpose of this study was to investigate if a 4 week program of CBT offered benefits to patients in terms of disability, pain, kinesiophobia, catastrophising...
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